This dossier contains information on linguistic competence in Catalan classified by age and place of birth for the population aged 2 and over. It also provides data on the use of Catalan in different areas, both public and private (Public Administration, at work and among the student population). The dossier is completed by an analysis of knowledge and use of Aranese in Val d'Aran.
Catalonia has two statistical tools that provide information about the level of knowledge of Catalan. The first is the Linguistic Census, which is embedded in the Population and Housing censuses 2011 and is undertaken every ten years, and it provides information on the knowledge of Catalan and the skills of comprehension, speaking, reading and writing among the population aged 2 and over. The other tool is the Survey on Language Uses of the Population 2013 (EULP 2013), which is undertaken every five years. Its main objective is to survey linguistic identification and the use of Catalan and other languages in different situations among the population aged 15 and over in Catalonia.