Skip to content
Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Speaking Welsh at home, as assessed by parents, of pupils aged 5 and over in primary, middle and secondary schools by year, sector 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.

None
Drop Filter Fields Here
Measure1
[Collapse]Sector[Filter]
-
Sector 1
[Collapse]Category[Filter]
-
Category 1
Year[Filter]
[Collapse]All schoolsAll schoolsClick here to sortAll schoolsAll schools
[Collapse]Primary schoolsPrimary: ages 3/4 to 10.[Collapse]Middle schoolsMiddle: ages 3/4 to 16/18.[Collapse]Secondary schoolsSecondary: ages 11 to 16/18.
[Collapse]TotalClick here to sortTotal[Collapse]TotalClick here to sortTotal[Collapse]TotalClick here to sortTotal
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 Welsh
2003/04Nursery school data is incomplete for 2003/04 and 2004/05.23,51137,995150,693212,199.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable18,84756,058140,704215,609427,808
2004/05Nursery school data is incomplete for 2003/04 and 2004/05.22,99539,111147,228209,334.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable19,57255,603139,451214,626423,960
2005/06Rockfield (6801002) & Fairoak (6801005) Nursery Schools submitted a combined return for 2005/06.21,94337,457146,062205,462.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable21,88154,851136,313213,045418,507
2006/0721,01637,146144,116202,278.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable22,22454,679133,450210,353412,631
2007/0820,96950,702127,021198,692.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable22,21581,761102,960206,936405,628
2008/0919,92350,083124,323194,329.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable21,87485,17298,375205,421399,750
2009/1019,73751,412120,875192,024.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable21,40687,00195,500203,907395,931
2010/1119,45353,644118,371191,468.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable21,28589,49290,453201,230392,698
2011/1219,95654,862117,560192,378.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable20,59889,75287,665198,015390,393
2012/1320,27656,694116,954193,9246172,5632303,41019,76987,35584,155191,279388,613
2013/1421,03457,983119,749198,7665772,4222753,27419,44387,03579,949186,427388,467
2014/1520,71955,412125,556201,6879622,5705144,04619,01781,28682,105182,408388,141
2015/1621,09552,273131,572204,9401,3073,0525974,95618,20475,87984,586178,669388,565
2016/1721,06949,044136,651206,7641,8523,0243,4518,32717,63072,76184,421174,812389,903
2017/1821,01147,029140,588208,6282,7964,0944,21911,10917,24668,42486,548172,218391,955
2018/1921,12044,386142,108207,6142,9424,9198,27716,13817,33567,48385,459170,277394,029
2019/20Whilst 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.20,61943,836140,631205,0863,7196,9518,34619,01617,36767,34586,559171,271395,373
2020/21School closures between December 2020 and March 2021 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic meant that the census date was delayed to 20 April 2021.20,12141,951141,639203,7114,1616,8099,52020,49017,59067,21289,331174,133398,334

Metadata

Title

Speaking Welsh at home, as assessed by parents, of pupils aged 5 and over in primary, middle and secondary schools by year, sector 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.