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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Annual Population Survey - Frequency of speaking Welsh by local authority and year
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[Collapse]Wales16.24.86.21.6
WalesIsle of Anglesey50.05.88.7*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication
Gwynedd65.45.63.7*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication
Conwy25.74.29.4*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication
Denbighshire18.27.47.7*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication
Flintshire7.93.87.6*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication
Wrexham8.38.26.2*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication
Powys13.04.56.5*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication
Ceredigion44.07.18.7*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication
Pembrokeshire15.73.98.4*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication
Carmarthenshire35.16.38.1*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication
Swansea11.04.34.8*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication
Neath Port Talbot10.93.46.0*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication
Bridgend6.13.76.3*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication
Vale of Glamorgan6.75.57.5*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication
Cardiff14.84.83.8*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication
Rhondda Cynon Taf6.95.05.7*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication
Merthyr Tydfil9.05.06.0*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication
Caerphilly10.43.38.3*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication
Blaenau Gwent6.93.65.2*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication
Torfaen6.35.04.3*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication
Monmouthshire5.83.84.9*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication
Newport9.23.93.8*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication

Metadata

Title

Frequency of speaking Welsh, by Welsh local authority

Last update

12 January 2021 12 January 2021

Next update

March 2021

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Annual Population Survey, Office for National Statistics

Contact email

welshlanguagedata@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

This dataset provides information on how often people aged 3 or more say that they speak Welsh, by local authority. These percentages sum to the total percentage who report being able to speak Welsh.

Frequency of publication

Quarterly

Data reference periods

2007 to 2020

Rounding applied

Figures are rounded to the nearest 100 and so there may be some apparent slight discrepancies between the sum of constituent items and the totals as shown.

Revisions information

Since the end of March 2020, the APS has been conducted through telephone interviews instead of face-to-face interviews as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ONS has been monitoring the impact this change has had on the survey and as a result have re-weighted the survey for January to June 2020 (i.e. quarters 1 and 2 of 2020). They found that a change in the survey mode resulted in a higher proportion of owner-occupiers participating in the survey and a lower proportion of renters responding to the survey than before the pandemic.

Statistical quality

As the data come from a survey, the results are sample-based estimates and therefore subject to differing degrees of sampling variability, i.e. the true value for any measure lies in a differing range about the estimated value. This range or sampling variability increases as the detail in the data increases, for example local authority data are subject to higher variability than regional data.

Keywords

Welsh speakers, language, frequency