Knowledge of Catalan Catalonia. 2011
Population of 2 years and over Understand % Speak % Read % Write % Don't understand %
From 2 to 14 years 1,016 985 96.97 805 79.26 704 69.25 616 60.66 31 3.03
From 15 to 29 years 1,207 1,158 95.95 1,024 84.87 1,077 89.30 975 80.79 49 4.05
From 30 to 44 years 1,950 1,859 95.31 1,483 76.03 1,653 84.76 1,323 67.82 91 4.69
From 45 to 59 years 1,490 1,426 95.72 1,046 70.19 1,216 81.58 698 46.85 64 4.28
From 60 to 74 years 1,005 947 94.26 606 60.36 701 69.74 297 29.58 58 5.74
From 75 to 84 years 476 432 90.71 280 58.76 297 62.47 114 23.92 44 9.29
From 85 years and over 163 143 87.76 101 62.43 103 63.15 46 28.55 20 12.24
Total 7,306 6,949 95.12 5,345 73.16 5,750 78.71 4,069 55.70 357 4.88
Units: Thousands of persons.
Source: Idescat.

Date published: November 21, 2013.

Statistics CENSPH

Methodological note

The data on the knowledge of Catalan comes from the 2011 Population and Housing Census, the 2007 Demographic Survey, the 2001 Population Census, the 1996 Population Statistics, the 1991 Population Census and the 1981 and 1986 Municipal Population Registers.

A person is considered to "understand" Catalan when he is capable of understanding a conversation in Catalan on a current topic.

A person "knows how to speak" Catalan when he is capable of maintaining a conversation in Catalan on a current topic.

A person "knows how to read" in Catalan when he is capable of reading common texts in Catalan such as adverts, news articles, etc.

A person "knows how to write" in Catalan when he is capable of writing notes, postcards, etc. with sufficient accuracy, despite not being completely accurate.

The data on the knowledge of Catalan corresponds to the population of two years and over. It does not include the population under two years of age, because this population group is not considered able to speak a language in the strict sense of its comprehension.