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Demographics (Eòlas-sluaigh)

Gaelic version (Duilleagan Gàidhlig)

The total number of people recorded as being able to speak and/or read and/or write and/or understand Gaelic in the 2011 census was 87,000. Of these, the total number of people who could speak Gaelic was 58,000.  The data shows that the rate of decline has slowed down significantly when compared with the decline registered in earlier census.   The data also shows a welcome increase of 10% in the numbers of Gaelic speakers below the age of 15 and an increase of 15% in the 16-29 age group.

More detailed information can be found on the http://www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk/