Most common non-English languages spoken in England and Wales 2011

Non-English languages ranked by number of speakers in England and Wales in 2011* (in 1,000 speakers)

Most common non-English languages spoken in England and Wales 2011 This statistic ranks the ten most spoken languages, other than English, in England and Wales in 2011, by number of speakers. The most commonly spoken language was Polish with 546 thousand speakers, at double that of the second most common, Panjabi.
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Non-English languages ranked by number of speakers in England and Wales in 2011* (in 1,000 speakers)

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Speakers in thousands
Polish546
Panjabi273
Urdu269
Bengali (with Sylheti and Chatgaya)221
Gujarati213
Arabic159
French147
All Other Chinese**141
Portuguese133
Spanish120
Speakers in thousands
Polish546
Panjabi273
Urdu269
Bengali (with Sylheti and Chatgaya)221
Gujarati213
Arabic159
French147
All Other Chinese**141
Portuguese133
Spanish120
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This statistic ranks the ten most spoken languages, other than English, in England and Wales in 2011, by number of speakers. The most commonly spoken language was Polish with 546 thousand speakers, at double that of the second most common, Panjabi.
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