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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics First language of pupils aged 5 and over by language and year
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English and/or Welsh371,394368,910368,203367,166366,155366,610367,853
Acholi**5****
Adangme*......
Afar-Saho..*****
Afrikaans26303530373347
Akan/Twi-Fante23212932424450
Albanian/Shqip13222836608192
Alur.......
Amharic561013274051
Arabic1,7871,9082,1642,3842,6062,8923,075
Armenian*****5*
Assamese..*****
Assyrian/Aramaic...****
Anyi-Baule.......
Aymara.......
Azeri**5****
Bamileke (Any).......
Balochi**86.**
Beja/Bedawi.......
Belarusian*******
Bemba8101920171413
Bhojpuri.......
Bikol...****
Bislama.......
Balti Tibetan.......
Burmese/Myanma11111078912
Bengali2,5052,6932,8432,8462,9382,9683,016
British Sign Language12142121222422
Basque/Euskara..*****
Bulgarian365881115150199253
Cambodian/Khmer*...***
Catalan781089910
Caribbean Creole English1213149101110
Caribbean Creole French***66*5
Chaga.......
Chattisgarhi/Khatahi.......
Chechen*******
Chinese6837738891,0091,1171,2431,360
Chokwe**.....
Cornish.......
Chitrali/Khowar.......
Chichewa/Nyanja***79129
Czech449509616598566537575
Danish15202522171615
Dagaare*..**..
Dagbane.......
Dinka/Jieng...***.
Dutch/Flemish758095100106110103
Dzongkha/Bhutanese.......
Ebira9141614302524
Edo/Bini**711141216
Efik-Ibibio109911151412
Esan/Ishan67910121210
Estonian*5677812
Ewe**6555*
Ewondo..**...
Fang.......
Fijian.**7111416
Finnish68819111522
Fon.......
French268292315328374351369
Fula/Fulfulde-Pulaar57715122019
Ga....***
Gaelic/Irish***5657
Gaelic (Scotland).......
Georgian****556
German173165172206189183186
Gogo/Chigogo.......
Kikuyu/Gikuyu***555*
Galician/Galego.......
Greek6563749291113128
Guarani.******
Gujarati136141139151153153160
Gurenne/Frafra.......
Gurma.......
Hausa10111016151921
Hindko125130131131136141133
Hebrew12121520243024
Herero.......
Hungarian62100107133174213249
Hindi141138157158161184193
Iban.......
Idoma.......
Igala****..*
Igbo13151717233944
Ijo (Any)...****
Ilokano**7775*
Itsekiri.......
Icelandic**.*875
Italian114131149162208262303
Javanese......*
Jinghpaw/Kachin.......
Japanese54465154706761
Kikamba.......
Kannada9141619252733
Karen (Any).......
Kashmiri...****
Kanuri*******
Kazakh*.***.*
Katchi..***..
Kirghiz/Kyrgyz.......
Khasi.......
Kihaya/Luziba.......
Kinyarwanda.******
Kirundi.......
Kisi (West Africa)*******
Kalenjin.......
Kimbundu.......
Kimeru.......
Konkani*****88
Kinyakyusa-Ngonde.......
Kikongo..**.**
Korean70798381878478
Kpelle.....**
Krio881015121312
Kru (Any).......
Kisii/Ekegusii (Kenya)*......
Kisukuma.......
Kurdish132152166188219298371
Lao...****
Luba.......
Luganda*5912131624
Lugbara.......
Lugisu/Lumasaba.......
Lingala39424953535558
Lithuanian120181225266289314356
Lango (Uganda).....**
Lozi/Silozi.......
Lusoga.......
Latvian546371919498106
Luxemburgish.......
Luvale/Luena.......
Lunda.......
Luo (Kenya/Tanzania).....*.
Luhya (Any).......
Magahi..**...
Maithili.......
Makua.......
Manding/Mandekan6132324283535
Maori.....**
Marathi17181922171517
Maasai.**....
Maldivian/Dhivehi*.....*
Mende.......
Macedonian*******
Malagasy**..***
Malayalam356451556627693734724
Maltese24211720171616
Malay/Indonesian94887563586271
Magindanao-Maranao.......
Mongolian (Khalkha)*******
Manx Gaelic.......
Moore/Mossi.......
Mauritian/Seychelles Creole*******
Munda (Any)....***
Maya (Any).****..
Nahuatl/Mexicano...**..
Nama/Damara.......
Nubian (Any).......
Ndebele25232232353231
Nepali158188174152143135124
Norwegian28324041242622
Nuer/Naadh......*
Nupe.......
Newari.***...
Nzema.......
Ambo/Oshiwambo..*****
Ogoni (Any)****.*.
Oriya*****55
Oromo.**.**6
Other Language1,5441,248936747634504390
Pangasinan***....
Pampangan.......
Pashto/Pakhto322315323351357374377
Pahari/Himachali (India).******
Pahari (Pakistan)12131312141422
Panjabi1,2031,2561,2801,2791,3111,2641,269
Polish1,9112,3252,8473,4213,9614,3504,672
Portuguese511552654682752796808
Persian/Farsi166167187195216248280
Quechua.......
Rajasthani/Marwari...****
Romany/English Romanes189*****
Romani (International)262932448485119
Romanian152221280378557721848
Romansch.......
Runyakitara.......
Russian142162193204212230247
Samoan**.....
Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian29332928352934
Scots*****..
Shilluk/Cholo....***
Shona101121130118126119119
Sidamo.......
Sign Language (Other)**5555*
Slovak214266310351330321281
Slovenian***8976
Sindhi6**891111
Sango.......
Sinhala42415755496574
Somali9861,0111,0211,0381,0491,005967
Spanish178234275302348384416
Sardinian.......
Siraiki.......
Sotho/Sesotho***55**
Swazi/Siswati.*****.
Tswana/Setswana**6*5**
Swahili/Kiswahili57555566657283
Swedish39424142322929
Tamil162181233271309318356
Telugu26365054607172
Temne***....
Teso/Ateso.......
Tigre.******
Tagalog/Filipino8599451,0311,0041,006974932
Tigrinya37454856748386
Thai133166186190213217225
Tibetan**5*556
Tiv...****
Berber/Tamazight6*66**6
Tonga/Chitonga (Zambia).******
Tongan (Oceania)..****6
Tok Pisin*****..
Traveller Irish/Shelta......*
Tsonga*.****.
Turkmen.......
Tulu..*****
Tumbuka..****.
Turkish227269327371392433484
Ukrainian**611121619
Umbundu.******
Urdu1,0571,1291,2241,2941,3381,3801,391
Urhobo-Isoko***6***
Uyghur...****
Uzbek*******
Venda.......
Vietnamese31415368718885
Visayan/Bisaya761212131211
Wa-Paraok (South-East Asia).*.....
West-African Creole Portuguese.......
Wolof13131722223034
West-African Pidgin English6778*55
Xhosa101296655
Yao/Chiyao (East Africa).**..*.
Yiddish.......
Yoruba40444856597890
Zande.......
Zulu16181317151718
Refused590449271223182153139
Classification Pending4,0483,3802,1621,4981,3361,013720

Metadata

Title
First language of pupils aged 5 and over by language and year

Last update
25/07/2018 25/07/2018

Next update
July 2019

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Pupil Level Annual School Census (PLASC), Welsh Government

Contact email
school.stats@gov.wales

Designation
National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Wales

Geographical coverage
Wales

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description
See other items

Data collection and calculation
Schools’ data are derived from the Pupil Level Annual School Census (PLASC) returns and STATS 1 returns supplied by schools open on Census day in January each year. The returns are authorised by headteachers and validated by Local Authorities.

Frequency of publication
Annual

Data reference periods
From 2003/04 or more recently if the data item is not available for earlier years.

Rounding applied
None.

Statistical quality
School Census returns are authorised by headteachers and validated by Local Authorities.