In Catalonia, a region inhabited by 7.5 million people, where there has been a migratory flow of 1.7 million foreigners in the last 10 years, Catalan is understood by 95.2% of the population, read by 79.1%, spoken by 73.2% and written by 55.8%. While it coexists with Spanish and 300 other languages, it is the first language of 31% of the population over 15 years old, and the language normally used by 36.3%.
One of the characteristics of Catalan is its capacity for linguistic attraction, i.e., people who consider it to be their language even though it is not their first language. In Catalonia, 750,000 people, 12.1% of the population over 15 years old, have adopted Catalan although they originally spoke other languages. The attractiveness of Catalan and its prestige can also be seen through the transmission of the language from one generation to the next: Catalan is making progress in this respect both in Catalan society as a whole and in most social sectors.