The report looks at what factors were linked to whether people speak Welsh.

People were more likely to both speak Welsh, and to speak Welsh more if they:

  • identified themselves as white
  • lived in Gwynedd, Anglesey, Ceredigion or Carmarthenshire
  • were aged 16 to 29
  • were more highly educated
  • identified themselves as Christian.

People were more likely to speak Welsh more if they:

  • lived in rural areas
  • had more close family and friends
  • were employed
  • owned their own home rather than renting.


Who is more likely to ‘speak Welsh’ and ‘speak Welsh daily and more than just a few words’?, April 2014 to March 2015
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