List of Welsh principal areas by percentage Welsh language

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This is a List of Welsh principal areas by the percentage of those professing some skills in the Welsh language in the 2001 UK census.

The census produced[1] (http://www.statistics.gov.uk/census2001/op22.asp) a detailed breakdown of skills as:

  • Understands spoken Welsh (no other skills)
  • Speaks but does not read or write Welsh
  • Speaks and reads but does not write Welsh
  • Speaks, reads and writes Welsh
  • Other combination of skills
  • No knowledge of Welsh

For the purpose of this table, all combinations other than "No knowledge of Welsh" have been combined.

RankAreaWelsh %
1Gwynedd76.1Image:WalesWelshLanguage.png
2Anglesey70.4
3Carmarthenshire63.6
4Ceredigion61.2
5Conwy39.7
6Denbighshire36.0
7Powys30.1
8Pembrokeshire29.4
9Neath Port Talbot28.8
10Wrexham22.9
11Swansea22.5
12Flintshire21.4
13Rhondda Cynon Taff21.1
14Bridgend19.9
15Merthyr Tydfil17.7
16Vale of Glamorgan16.9
17Caerphilly16.7
18Cardiff16.3
19Torfaen14.5
20Newport13.4
21Blaenau Gwent13.3
22Monmouthshire12.9

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