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The Welsh language use survey- 130,700 more people now say that they speak Welsh

Much of the media seems to concentrating the very few negatives from the Welsh language 2013-15 survey.
However the positives from this survey far out weigh these negatives so i thought i would share them.

The Welsh Language Use Survey 2013-15 was commissioned by the Welsh Government and the Welsh Language Commissioner in 2013. The survey was conducted over a period of two years between 2013 and 2015. The results of the first year of the survey (2013-14) were published on 29 January 2015 (Welsh Government and Welsh Language Commissioner 2015a)

Some of the findings

There was an increase in every age group in the number of those who stated that they could speak Welsh but not fluently, but there was a substantial increase amongst the 3 to 15 and 16 to 29 age groups.

The largest increases in the number of fluent Welsh speakers since 2004-06 were seen in Cardiff and Rhondda Cynon Taf, with 7,100 more fluent Welsh speakers in Cardiff and 5,300 more in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

130,700 more people now say that they speak Welsh

The diagrams show that the number of fluent Welsh speakers has remained fairly consistent, while there has been an increase in the number of Welsh speakers who speak the language daily

 there has been an increase in both the number of Welsh speakers who have received Welsh-medium primary and secondary school education and in the number that speak the language at school.

There was an increase in every age group in the number of those who stated that they could speak Welsh but not fluently, and there was a substantial increase among the 3 to 15 and 16 to 29 age groups

 there was an increase in the number of fluent Welsh speakers among the 16 to 29 and 30 to 44 age groups.


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