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Language Uses of the Population. Exclusive use of Catalan. By areas of use. Areas

Language Uses of the Population. Exclusive use of Catalan. By areas of use. Areas Catalonia. 2018
Metropolità Comarques Gironines Camp de Tarragona Terres de l'Ebre Ponent Comarques Centrals Alt Pirineu i Aran Penedès Total
Members of the home (1) 19.7 43.4 30.4 60.9 44.9 48.7 46.6 28.2 27.2
Friends 7.4 27.5 15.1 49.9 27.6 29.1 22.8 12.2 13.4
Neighbours 9.5 35.0 16.0 55.3 32.5 39.0 34.1 16.0 16.8
Classmates (2) 11.8 37.5 19.2 42.3 32.7 35.0 30.0 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available 18.2
Workmates (3) 9.4 30.5 20.0 43.3 23.5 33.9 29.1 15.8 15.3
Users or clients of Catalonia (4) 8.3 18.2 11.4 27.7 20.4 25.8 20.7 7.9 11.3
Small business 12.6 37.7 22.1 50.3 36.9 42.9 34.7 18.7 19.9
Large business 11.3 30.9 19.4 39.1 31.9 35.0 27.2 16.3 17.1
Financial entities 22.5 48.7 31.7 59.0 44.7 55.5 50.7 30.8 30.1
Local Administration 29.8 57.9 40.5 67.7 53.0 62.2 58.0 41.5 37.9
Generalitat de Catalunya Adm. 30.9 52.8 39.1 58.2 50.3 57.3 56.5 40.7 37.4
State Administration 15.9 30.9 21.5 34.9 27.3 34.3 30.2 20.4 20.1
Medical staff 19.8 43.2 28.7 45.9 40.8 50.4 40.8 25.2 26.4
Type text messages 7.2 23.3 12.3 29.6 23.4 28.4 21.6 10.1 11.8
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.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

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 "..".