Northern Ireland: English language proficiency of non-native speakers in 2011

This statistic shows the self-assessed proficiency levels of the non-native English speaking population in Northern Ireland. Non-native speakers of English accounted for 3.1 percent of the total population. 0.2 percent stated that they could not speak English at all.

Percentage of total population who were non-native speakers of English in Northern Ireland in 2011, by proficiency rate*

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Source

Release date

June 2013

Region

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

Survey time period

March 27, 2011

Number of respondents

1,735,711 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.
The options for this question were subjective and open to the respondent's interpretation, therefore they may not give an accurate representation of Northern Ireland's English language proficiency rates.

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