County-level data on Scottish speakers of Gaelic for 1961.

Table ID:
S_LANG_PERC_1961     (6567138)
County-level data on Scottish speakers of Gaelic for 1961.
Approx. number of rows:
Table type:
Raw Data
Documentation Author:
Albino Decio Battaglia
The data cover the period 1881 to 1911.


  1. Taken from the Census Reports of Scotland. 1961. "Table 2. Persons speaking Gaelic (aged 3 and over), 1961. Numbers and percentage of total population. Scotland, Cities, Counties".


  1. NAmes of Counties missing from the data file. Need to find original spreadsheet to identify rows


  1. Check-sum errors within single columns in Excel + visual check.
  2. No matching to the AUO gazetteer has been attempted. These files have been altered to run on Postgres, but otherwise are exactly the same as they were on the oracle server.


IndexTypeColumn(s) indexed
s_lang_perc_1961_pkey Primary key rec_num
s_lang_perc_1961_idx Unique sco_cnty, dist_type, rec_num


The table has the following associated constraints:

s_lang_perc_1961_pkey Primary Key See details above for primary key index

Columns within table:

sco_cnty Text string (max.len.=44). Name of Scottish city and county.
dist_type Text string (max.len.=14). Code of unit type.
tot_pop Integer number. Total population
pop_g_only Integer number. Speaking Gaelic only.
pop_g_e Integer number. Speaking Gaelic and English.
pop_g_only_perc Floating point number. Speaking Gaelic only. Percentage of total population.
pop_g_e_perc Floating point number. Speaking Gaelic and English. Percentage of total population.
rec_num Integer number. Unique number identifying row in table.