Census Data

Cymru (Wales): Welsh language skills (reading)

Location Type: Country, ONS Geographic Code: W92000004

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Key Facts

All Residents 3,107,494
Male 1,521,004
Female 1,586,490
Households 1,347,114
Population Density (people/km2) 149.9
Table Codets035
Issued2022-12-06
Unit of MeasurePerson
Number of Response Options3

This dataset provides Census 2021 estimates that classify usual residents in Wales by their ability to read Welsh. The estimates are as at Census Day, 21 March 2021.

Summary

This classifies a person as being able to "Read Welsh". They may have also ticked one or more of the following:

* understand spoken Welsh
* speak Welsh
* write Welsh

In results that classify people by Welsh language skills, a person may appear in more than one category depending on which combination of skills they have.

Welsh reading ability: Total: All usual residents aged 3 years and over 3,018,172
Cannot read Welsh 2,495,761
Can read Welsh 522,411

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