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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Welsh speakers by local authority, gender and detailed age groups, 2011 census
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[Collapse]Wales562,0162,393,8252,955,84119.0
WalesIsle of Anglesey38,56828,83567,40357.2
Gwynedd77,00040,789117,78965.4
Conwy30,60081,124111,72427.4
Denbighshire22,23668,29190,52724.6
Flintshire19,343127,597146,94013.2
Wrexham16,659112,766129,42512.9
Powys23,990105,093129,08318.6
Ceredigion34,96438,88373,84747.3
Pembrokeshire22,78695,606118,39219.2
Carmarthenshire78,04899,594177,64243.9
Swansea26,332204,823231,15511.4
Neath Port Talbot20,698114,580135,27815.3
Bridgend13,103121,442134,5459.7
Vale of Glamorgan13,189108,829122,01810.8
Cardiff36,735295,538332,27311.1
Rhondda Cynon Taff27,779197,776225,55512.3
Merthyr Tydfil5,02851,59556,6238.9
Caerphilly19,251152,721171,97211.2
Blaenau Gwent5,28462,06467,3487.8
Torfaen8,64179,20387,8449.8
Monmouthshire8,78079,82988,6099.9
Newport13,002126,847139,8499.3

Metadata

Title
Welsh speakers by local authority, gender and detailed age groups, 2011 census

Last update
December 2012 December 2012

Next update
Unknown

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
2011 Census, 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
The Census was held on 27 March 2011, and is a key source of information on the Welsh language. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is responsible for the Census in Wales and England.

Data collection and calculation
The 2011 Census question asked “Can you understand, speak, read or write Welsh” - answered by ticking one or more of five boxes (one for each category and one for “None of these”) in any combination. This question was only asked in Wales, and results are presented for those aged 3 and over. The Census did not collect information on fluency levels or on frequency of use.

The first 2011 Census results on the Welsh language were published on 11 December 2012.

Further information about the census estimates, including details about the methodology used and information about how population subgroups are defined and estimated, is available via the 2011 Census home page.

Frequency of publication
Every ten years

Data reference periods
2011 Census

Users, uses and context
Please find this information in the related statistical publication, as per the given weblink.

Rounding applied
None

Revisions information
None

Statistical quality
Please find this information in the related statistical publication, as per the given weblink.

Keywords
Census; Welsh Language