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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics 'Ability to Speak Welsh' & 'Speaking Welsh at Home', as assessed by parents, of pupils aged 5-10 in middle schools by local authority

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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Area Code[Filter]
Year[Filtered]
Measure1
Ability to speak Welsh[Filter]
Speaking Welsh at home[Filtered]
Local Authority[Filter]
[Collapse]Can speak Welsh but not fluently[Collapse]Cannot speak Welsh[Collapse]Fluent in Welsh[Collapse]Information not obtained
Click here to sortSpeaks Welsh at homeClick here to sortDoes not speak Welsh at homeClick here to sortNot applicable / cannot speak WelshClick here to sortSpeaks Welsh at homeClick here to sortDoes not speak Welsh at homeClick here to sortNot applicable / cannot speak WelshClick here to sortSpeaks Welsh at homeClick here to sortDoes not speak Welsh at homeClick here to sortNot applicable / cannot speak WelshClick here to sortSpeaks Welsh at homeClick here to sortDoes not speak Welsh at homeClick here to sortNot applicable / cannot speak Welsh
Isle of Anglesey.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Gwynedd125205*Numbers greater than zero but less than five..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable6042075*Numbers greater than zero but less than five..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Conwy.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Denbighshire*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.51540.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable55.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.
Flintshire.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Wrexham.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Powys70185*Numbers greater than zero but less than five..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable14065*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.*Numbers greater than zero but less than five..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Ceredigion115445220.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable95705330*Numbers greater than zero but less than five..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.
Pembrokeshire25250100.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable17040215*Numbers greater than zero but less than five..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.
Carmarthenshire.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Swansea.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Neath Port Talbot608525.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable9256011555.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Bridgend.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Vale of Glamorgan*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.25*Numbers greater than zero but less than five..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable90385*Numbers greater than zero but less than five..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Rhondda Cynon Taf7047075.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable965295155*Numbers greater than zero but less than five..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable120
Merthyr Tydfil.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Caerphilly*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.4020.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable435*Numbers greater than zero but less than five..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.
Blaenau Gwent*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.4852,030.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable425*Numbers greater than zero but less than five..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Torfaen.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Monmouthshire.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Newport.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Cardiff.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable

Metadata

Title

'Ability to Speak Welsh' & 'Speaking Welsh at Home', as assessed by parents, of pupils aged 5-10 in middle schools by local authority

Last update

11/06/2020 11/06/2020

Next update

July 2021

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

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 2007/08 or more recently if the data item is not available for earlier years.

Rounding applied

* = Pupil numbers greater than zero but less than five. Pupil numbers have been rounded to the nearest 5.

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.