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Fall in Welsh speakers

Figures on all aspects of life in Wales, gathered in last year's census, have been released today. They show that the number of people who can read, write and speak Welsh has fallen over the last ten years.

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Census: Wales in poor health

The census figures show Wales compares badly with England in terms of people's healthiness.

  • 8 of the top 10 local authorities with the highest proportion of residents who said they are in 'very bad health' are in Wales
  • 78% of people in Wales described themselves as in 'good or very good health' - compared to 81% in England
  • 23% of people in Wales had an activity-limiting long-term illness - compared to 18% in England

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