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English and/or Welsh371,394368,910368,203367,166366,155366,610367,853369,275
Acholi**5****.
Adangme*.......
Afar-Saho..*****.
Afrikaans2630353037334747
Akan/Twi-Fante2321293242445057
Albanian/Shqip13222836608192102
Alur........
Amharic56101327405159
Arabic1,7871,9082,1642,3842,6062,8923,0753,206
Armenian*****5**
Assamese..******
Assyrian/Aramaic...*****
Anyi-Baule.......*
Aymara........
Azeri**5****.
Bamileke (Any)........
Balochi**86.**.
Beja/Bedawi........
Belarusian********
Bemba810192017141317
Bhojpuri........
Bikol...*****
Bislama........
Balti Tibetan........
Burmese/Myanma1111107891210
Bengali2,5052,6932,8432,8462,9382,9683,0163,022
British Sign Language1214212122242225
Basque/Euskara..*****6
Bulgarian365881115150199253317
Cambodian/Khmer*...****
Catalan78108991012
Caribbean Creole English12131491011109
Caribbean Creole French***66*5*
Chaga........
Chattisgarhi/Khatahi........
Chechen********
Chinese6837738891,0091,1171,2431,3601,418
Chokwe**......
Cornish........
Chitrali/Khowar........
Chichewa/Nyanja***7912910
Czech449509616598566537575589
Danish1520252217161511
Dagaare*..**..*
Dagbane........
Dinka/Jieng...***.*
Dutch/Flemish758095100106110103103
Dzongkha/Bhutanese........
Ebira914161430252425
Edo/Bini**71114121619
Efik-Ibibio10991115141211
Esan/Ishan6791012121015
Estonian*567781213
Ewe**6555**
Ewondo..**...*
Fang........
Fijian.**711141615
Finnish6881911152226
Fon........
French268292315328374351369355
Fula/Fulfulde-Pulaar5771512201920
Ga....****
Gaelic/Irish***565713
Gaelic (Scotland)........
Georgian****5565
German173165172206189183186172
Gogo/Chigogo........
Kikuyu/Gikuyu***555**
Galician/Galego........
Greek6563749291113128151
Guarani.*******
Gujarati136141139151153153160160
Gurenne/Frafra........
Gurma........
Hausa1011101615192124
Hindko125130131131136141133133
Hebrew1212152024302425
Herero........
Hungarian62100107133174213249271
Hindi141138157158161184193215
Iban........
Idoma........
Igala****..**
Igbo1315171723394443
Ijo (Any)...*****
Ilokano**7775**
Itsekiri.......*
Icelandic**.*8759
Italian114131149162208262303346
Javanese......**
Jinghpaw/Kachin........
Japanese5446515470676150
Kikamba........
Kannada914161925273334
Karen (Any)........
Kashmiri...*****
Kanuri********
Kazakh*.***.*.
Katchi..***...
Kirghiz/Kyrgyz........
Khasi........
Kihaya/Luziba........
Kinyarwanda.******5
Kirundi.......*
Kisi (West Africa)********
Kalenjin........
Kimbundu........
Kimeru........
Konkani*****8810
Kinyakyusa-Ngonde........
Kikongo..**.**.
Korean7079838187847876
Kpelle.....***
Krio88101512131211
Kru (Any)........
Kisii/Ekegusii (Kenya)*.......
Kisukuma........
Kurdish132152166188219298371466
Lao...*****
Luba........
Luganda*591213162422
Lugbara........
Lugisu/Lumasaba........
Lingala3942495353555855
Lithuanian120181225266289314356392
Lango (Uganda).....***
Lozi/Silozi........
Lusoga........
Latvian546371919498106104
Luxemburgish........
Luvale/Luena........
Lunda........
Luo (Kenya/Tanzania).....*..
Luhya (Any)........
Magahi..**....
Maithili.......*
Makua........
Manding/Mandekan613232428353543
Maori.....***
Marathi1718192217151719
Maasai.**.....
Maldivian/Dhivehi*.....**
Mende........
Macedonian********
Malagasy**..****
Malayalam356451556627693734724742
Maltese2421172017161613
Malay/Indonesian9488756358627157
Magindanao-Maranao........
Mongolian (Khalkha)********
Manx Gaelic........
Moore/Mossi........
Mauritian/Seychelles Creole********
Munda (Any)....****
Maya (Any).****...
Nahuatl/Mexicano...**...
Nama/Damara........
Nubian (Any)........
Ndebele2523223235323133
Nepali158188174152143135124130
Norwegian2832404124262217
Nuer/Naadh......**
Nupe.......*
Newari.***....
Nzema........
Ambo/Oshiwambo..*****5
Ogoni (Any)****.*..
Oriya*****559
Oromo.**.**68
Other Language1,5441,248936747634504390406
Pangasinan***.....
Pampangan........
Pashto/Pakhto322315323351357374377366
Pahari/Himachali (India).*******
Pahari (Pakistan)1213131214142220
Panjabi1,2031,2561,2801,2791,3111,2641,2691,268
Polish1,9112,3252,8473,4213,9614,3504,6724,855
Portuguese511552654682752796808834
Persian/Farsi166167187195216248280285
Quechua........
Rajasthani/Marwari...*****
Romany/English Romanes189******
Romani (International)262932448485119130
Romanian152221280378557721848985
Romansch.......*
Runyakitara........
Russian142162193204212230247272
Samoan**......
Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian2933292835293438
Scots*****...
Shilluk/Cholo....****
Shona101121130118126119119119
Sidamo........
Sign Language (Other)**5555**
Slovak214266310351330321281304
Slovenian***89768
Sindhi6**89111111
Sango........
Sinhala4241575549657483
Somali9861,0111,0211,0381,0491,005967910
Spanish178234275302348384416410
Sardinian........
Siraiki........
Sotho/Sesotho***55***
Swazi/Siswati.*****..
Tswana/Setswana**6*5***
Swahili/Kiswahili5755556665728382
Swedish3942414232292933
Tamil162181233271309318356388
Telugu2636505460717279
Temne***.....
Teso/Ateso........
Tigre.******5
Tagalog/Filipino8599451,0311,0041,006974932882
Tigrinya37454856748386102
Thai133166186190213217225219
Tibetan**5*5565
Tiv...****5
Berber/Tamazight6*66**65
Tonga/Chitonga (Zambia).******.
Tongan (Oceania)..****6*
Tok Pisin*****...
Traveller Irish/Shelta......**
Tsonga*.****..
Turkmen........
Tulu..******
Tumbuka..****..
Turkish227269327371392433484557
Ukrainian**61112161919
Umbundu.*******
Urdu1,0571,1291,2241,2941,3381,3801,3911,474
Urhobo-Isoko***6****
Uyghur...*****
Uzbek********
Venda........
Vietnamese3141536871888592
Visayan/Bisaya76121213121111
Wa-Paraok (South-East Asia).*.....*
West-African Creole Portuguese.......*
Wolof1313172222303436
West-African Pidgin English6778*555
Xhosa101296655*
Yao/Chiyao (East Africa).**..*.*
Yiddish.......*
Yoruba40444856597890108
Zande.......*
Zulu1618131715171812
Refused590449271223182153139145
Classification Pending4,0483,3802,1621,4981,3361,013720452

Metadata

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

Last update
31/07/2020 31/07/2020

Next update
July 2020

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.