Northern Ireland: Irish language skills in 2011

This statistic shows the percentage of the population of Northern Ireland who had at least some ability in Irish or Ulster-Scots in 2011. A total of 3.7 percent of the population declared themselves able to speak, read, write and understand Irish, compared with less than 1 percent for Ulster-Scots.

Proportion of the population of Northern Ireland with some language skills in Irish or Ulster-Scots in 2011

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Source

Release date

June 2013

Region

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

Survey time period

March 27, 2011

Number of respondents

1,810,863 respondents

Age group

3 years and older

Method of interview

Postal questionnaire

Supplementary notes

The population data originates from the 2011 National Census.

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