This dataset provides 2011 Census estimates that classify usual residents in Wales aged 3 and over in Wales by ability to speak Welsh and by national identity. The estimates are as at census day, 27 March 2011.

This information helps public bodies to understand the extent to which the Welsh language is used and, therefore, to meet their statutory duties under the Welsh Language Act 1993. It is also used for policy development and monitoring, and provides data for the allocation of grants to support the Welsh language.
Statistical Disclosure Control
In order to protect against disclosure of personal information from the 2011 Census, there has been swapping of records in the Census database between different geographic areas, and so some counts will be affected. In the main, the greatest effects will be at the lowest geographies, since the record swapping is targeted towards those households with unusual characteristics in small areas.

More details on the ONS Census disclosure control strategy may be found on the Statistical Disclosure Control page on the ONS web site.
Table ID
LC2203WA
Source
Census 2011
Units
Keywords
National Identity, Age, Welsh language skills
Coverage
Wales
Area types
Output area and above
Latest data
2011
Last updated
2013-07-31 09:30
Variables
Age, Ability to Speak Welsh, National Identity
Contact
Census
Email
census.customerservices@ons.gov.uk
Phone
01329 444 972
Website
http://www.ons.gov.uk/census
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