Top ten areas with highest share of non-native English speakers in England in 2011

This statistic shows the ten local authorities which have the lowest percentage of native English speakers in England and Wales in 2011. In Leicester Unitary Authority, 72.5 percent of the inhabitants were native English speakers which was 0.4 percent lower than the next region, Slough UA. Other areas on the list were all urban Unitary Authorities in England and mostly found around London or in the Midlands.

Ranking of local authorities with the highest share of residents whose first language was not English in England and Wales in 2011

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Release date

March 2013


United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period

March 27, 2011

Number of respondents

53,961,451 respondents

Age group

3 years and older

Method of interview

Postal questionnaire

Supplementary notes

Data originates from the 2011 National Census.

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