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Census 2011: Number of Welsh speakers falls over last decade

The number of people who speak Welsh has fallen in the last decade, according to the 2011 census.

Figures also reveal Welsh is now a minority language in Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion.

It has been thought that migration trends and education might lead to an increase in speakers in less traditional Welsh-speaking areas.

Only two areas, Monmouthshire and Cardiff, saw a percentage increase.

Betsan Powys reports.

Number of Welsh speakers falling

  • 11 Dec 2012