Scotland: percentage of Gaelic-speaking inhabitants in 2011

This statistic shows the percentage of the population of Scotland who stated that they had some Gaelic language skills in the 2011 Census, by their specific competencies. In total, 0.6 percent stated that they could speak, read and write Gaelic, and 0.4 percent said they could speak but not read or write.

Proportion of population of Scotland with Gaelic language competencies in 2011, by skillset*

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Release date

September 2013


United Kingdom (Scotland)

Survey time period

March 27, 2011

Number of respondents

5,118,223 respondents

Age group

3 years and older

Method of interview

Postal questionnaire

Supplementary notes

*Percentages were calculated by using the population figure given and the number of people in each category.

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