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Language Uses of the Population. By most frequent languages and areas of use

Language Uses of the Population. By most frequent languages and areas of use Catalonia. 2018
Only Catalan More Catalan than Spanish Both More Spanish than Catalan Only Spanish Other situations Total
Members of the home (1) 27.2 5.6 7.8 10.1 37.7 11.6 100
Friends 13.4 16.5 18.3 13.1 28.9 9.8 100
Neighbours 16.8 14.3 17.1 10.9 37.0 3.8 100
Classmates (2) 18.2 18.1 19.1 12.9 19.9 11.7 100
Workmates (3) 15.3 15.1 20.2 13.2 26.0 10.3 100
Users or clients of Catalonia (4) 11.3 23.7 27.7 11.8 18.4 7.2 100
Small business 19.9 18.0 18.2 10.0 32.2 1.8 100
Large business 17.1 15.9 18.7 11.9 34.3 2.2 100
Financial entities 30.1 11.6 12.4 7.0 34.8 4.2 100
Local Administration 37.9 9.6 9.1 6.0 31.1 6.2 100
Generalitat de Catalunya Adm. 37.4 8.4 7.8 4.9 28.9 12.7 100
State Administration 20.1 11.5 13.6 9.0 38.9 6.9 100
Medical staff 26.4 12.6 14.5 6.8 38.4 1.4 100
Type text messages 11.8 11.8 13.5 10.3 32.9 19.7 100
Units: Per cent.
Source: Idescat and Direcció General de Política Lingüística. Survey on Language Uses of the Population.
Note: (4) Towns that currently have or have had users or clients.
(1) Population living in homes with two or more people.
(2) Population taking studies.
(3) Employed population.

Last update: July 8, 2019.

Statistics EULP

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Areas of use
Set of occasions when language is used. This set is defined according to basic issues of sociolinguistic relations, such as: who is speaking to whom, about what, in what type of situation, by which means and with what intention.
Linguistic usages
That which an individual actively communicates by speaking or writing in a language and that which the individual passively receives when hearing or reading a language.

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 "..".