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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Ability to speak Welsh, as assessed by parents, of pupils aged 5 and over in primary, middle and secondary schools by local authority, region and category

The data mainly represents parents perceptions of their children’s fluency and will not necessarily be the same as the ability shown by the pupil in their school work.

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[Collapse]North WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.81,274139,810121,514342,598
North WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.Isle of AngleseyNorth Wales16,03713,0914,04233,170
GwyneddNorth Wales38,13215,0684,93258,132
ConwyNorth Wales6,73222,52824,55753,817
DenbighshireNorth Wales10,54823,50419,28053,332
FlintshireNorth Wales4,06835,66739,91279,647
WrexhamNorth Wales5,75729,95228,79164,500
[Collapse]South West and Mid WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.89,807129,712215,334434,853
South West and Mid WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.PowysSouth West and Mid Wales6,20931,09023,12960,428
CeredigionSouth West and Mid Wales14,71512,3766,36233,453
PembrokeshireSouth West and Mid Wales7,14224,35426,33657,832
CarmarthenshireSouth West and Mid Wales39,50632,46321,67293,641
SwanseaSouth West and Mid Wales12,30917,31089,859119,478
Neath Port TalbotSouth West and Mid Wales9,92612,11947,97670,021
[Collapse]Central South WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.60,97996,270340,716497,965
Central South WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.BridgendCentral South Wales5,48812,93658,71277,136
Vale of GlamorganCentral South Wales9,54422,77044,00276,316
Rhondda Cynon TafCentral South Wales21,80928,03880,501130,348
Merthyr TydfilCentral South Wales2,0136,42820,35628,797
CardiffCentral South Wales22,12526,098137,145185,368
[Collapse]South East WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.23,675167,027113,573304,275
South East WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.CaerphillySouth East Wales14,73742,51736,60893,862
Blaenau GwentSouth East Wales48716,87912,48429,850
TorfaenSouth East Wales5,16231,38313,91950,464
MonmouthshireSouth East Wales77429,88210,18740,843
NewportSouth East Wales2,51546,36640,37589,256
[Collapse]WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.255,735532,819791,1371,579,691

Metadata

Title

Ability to speak Welsh, as assessed by parents, of pupils aged 5 and over in primary, middle and secondary schools by local authority, region and category

Last update

09/09/2021 09/09/2021

Next update

July 2022 (provisional)

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

Local authorities

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

The data mainly represents parents perceptions of their children’s fluency and will not necessarily be the same as the ability shown by the pupil in their school work.

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.

Whilst most of the usual data validation processes on the 2020 school census data have taken place, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the data did not undergo the usual final validation process. As part of the Welsh Local Government Finance Settlement, the data is usually returned to local authorities for final validation. Typically, overall numbers of pupils and teachers will not change significantly during this period, with the most likely change being in the characteristics of the pupils themselves e.g. free school meal entitlement. Users should therefore be more cautious when comparing data on characteristics of pupils and staff over time, in particular where small cohorts are involved.