Scotland: percentage of inhabitants with English language issues in 2011

In the 2011 National Census, 93.8 percent of Scotland's population declared that they spoke, read and wrote English, leaving 6.2 percent who had some issues. This statistic shows the latter proportion of the population, by their specific skill set. 3 percent of the population claimed that they spoke but could not read or write English, and 0.2 percent of the population had no English skills at all.

Proportion of population of Scotland with some weaknesses in English in 2011, by skill level*

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Release date

September 2013


United Kingdom (Scotland)

Survey time period

March 27, 2011

Number of respondents

5,118,223 respondents

Age group

3 years and older

Method of interview

Postal questionnaire

Supplementary notes

*Percentages were calculated by using the population figure given and the number of people in each category.

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