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Welsh language

Statistical information on the Welsh language skills of people in Wales, and their use of the language.

The Census is the key source of information about the number of people who can speak Welsh. The Annual Population Survey and National Survey for Wales collect more regular information about respondents’ Welsh speaking ability; however survey estimates of Welsh language ability are historically higher than those produced by the Census. More detailed information about Welsh speakers’ use of Welsh in a range of settings is available from Welsh Language Use Surveys.

There are a number of other data sets, which contain information which relates to the Welsh language, especially within the context of Education. All of these data sources can be accessed through the menu on the left.