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Scotland: English language proficiency in 2011

This statistic shows the population of Scotland's self-declared proficiency in English at the time of the 2011 National Census. 0.2 percent of the population could not speak English at all and 1.2 percent could not speak the language well.

Self evaluation of English proficiency in Scotland in 2011*

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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.
Percentages not equalling 100 are due to rounding.
The options for this question were subjective and open to the respondent's interpretation, therefore they may not give an accurate representation of Scotland's English language proficiency rates.

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