The number of people in Wales who can speak, read and write in the Welsh language has fallen over the last ten years. It dropped by 27,000, according to census figures released this morning.
- In 2001 - 458,000 aged 3 and over could speak, read and write Welsh
- In 2011 - 431,000 aged 3 and over could speak, read and write Welsh
According to the 2011 figures:
- 30% of Welsh speakers are under the age of 16
- 80% of people aged 45 to 49 said they had 'no skills in Welsh'
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