LS variable metadata
Variable: NWELSH8
Table: NM81
Short description: Welsh/gaelic speaking indicator. 1981.

Variable coded as: WELSH8
Table: ME81
Short description: Welsh-speaking indicator. 1981.
Full description:  
Coding notes:  

Coding scheme

1Not Welsh speaking
2Speaks Welsh only
3Speaks Welsh only and reads Welsh
4Speaks Welsh only and reads and writes Welsh
5Speaks Welsh and English
6Speaks Welsh and English and reads Welsh
7Speaks Welsh and English, reads and writes Welsh
-9Enumerated in England, or enumerated in Wales and aged under 3

Notes: The variable applies only to persons enumerated in Wales
Units of measurement:  
Source: Derived from 1981 Census, Welsh language (W form).
Former name of variable:  
Derived: Y
Derivation: Not available
Date range:  
Keyword: Geog
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 2
Reference 1: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995) page 302, page 66.
Reference 2: 1981 Census Appendix 29