In Wales, the Annual Population Survey includes questions on people’s ability in Welsh and how often they speak Welsh.

First published:
29 May 2019
Last updated:

Background information

Note that the Census of Population is the key source used to measure the number of Welsh speakers in Wales. The APS results on the Welsh language have consistently been much higher than the Census, however, the APS provides more regular information on trends between censuses.

The Chief Statistician published a blog to ensure users had a clear understanding of what the APS results mean and what they could be used.

Details about how the survey is developed and carried out can be found on the Office for National Statistics website.