HOW MANY SPEAK CORNISH FIRST?

30 January 2013

The latest 2011 census information includes a table of languages spoken in England and Wales. The information is in Table QS204EW.

This shows that in Cornwall the number of people whose first or preferred language was Cornish totalled 464. Only those aged three and over were counted and the total relevant population in Cornwall was 515 880. The Cornish speakers are 0.09 percent of the relevant population.

In the rest of England there were 90 people who put Cornish as their first or preferred language and 3 in Wales; in some places only one person put Cornish. London as a whole had 31 speakers, the most outside Cornwall.


Advertisements