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Language Uses of the Population. By linguistic identification and most frequent languages

Language Uses of the Population. Population aged 15 years or more. By linguistic identification and most frequent languages Catalonia. 2018
Initial language Identity language Usual language
Catalan 31.5 36.3 36.1
Spanish 52.7 46.6 48.6
Catalan and Spanish 2.8 6.9 7.4
Aranese 0.0 0.0 0.0
German 0.3 0.2 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
English 0.4 0.5 0.4
Arabic 2.2 1.8 0.9
Berber 0.5 0.4 0.3
French 0.6 0.4 0.2
Galician 0.8 0.2 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
Italian 0.4 0.3 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
Portuguese 0.5 0.4 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
Romanian 1.1 0.9 0.4
Russian 0.5 0.4 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
Chinese 0.4 0.3 0.3
Other languages (1) 3.1 2.4 1.7
Other language combinations 0.9 1.5 3.0
Not stated 1.4 0.5 0.6
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0
Units: Per cent.
Source: Idescat and Direcció General de Política Lingüística. Survey on Language Uses of the Population.
Note: (..) Dada confidencial, amb baixa fiabilitat o no disponible.
(1) Includes the languages presented in the citation (..).
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Last update: July 8, 2019.

Statistics EULP

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Own language
Language that the interviewee considers to be their own language. The language with which that person identifies him or herself.

Methodological aspects

The Survey on Language Uses of the Population (EULP) is a set of official statistics of which there have already been three previous editions, those of 2003, 2008 and 2013. These are periodical statistics, the bodies responsible for which are the Ministry of Culture, by means of the General Direction of Linguistic Policy, and Idescat. The main objective of the EULP is to obtain an estimate of language uses in interpersonal relations in Catalonia, and in different areas of use.

The survey will be administered to people aged 15 and over who were included in Catalonia's Municipal Population Register as of 1st January 2013.

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".