Gaelic language skills: 9-way classification

Mnemonic (reference code): GAEL2PS11

Type: Derived variable

Definition A person aged three and over is classified with skills in Gaelic if they can do one or more of the following:

  • Understand spoken Gaelic
  • Speak Gaelic
  • Read Gaelic, or
  • Write Gaelic

Applicability: Person

Classification:

Code

Name

0

Understands spoken Gaelic only

1

Speaks, reads and writes Gaelic

2

Speaks but does not read or write Gaelic

3

Speaks and reads but does not write Gaelic

4

Reads but does not speak or write Gaelic

5

Writes but does not speak or read Gaelic

6

Reads and writes but does not speak Gaelic

7

Other combination of skills in Gaelic

8

No skills in Gaelic

X

No code required

Total Number of categories: 10

Not applicable category (X) comprises: Schoolchildren and full-time students living away from home during term time.

Source variables GAEL2PS11 is derived from:

LANGSKILLS (Primary variable)

Tables:

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