England and Wales: English proficiency of largest non-native populations in 2011

This statistic shows the proportion of the non-native population that is proficient in the use of English in England and Wales in 2011, by largest main language types* 94.3 percent of French speakers were proficient in English, compared with just 67.6 percent of people with Panjabi as their mother-tongue.

Proportion of the non-native population that is proficient in the use of English in England and Wales in 2011, by largest native main types*

Share of speakers of each language
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Source

Release date

August 2013

Region

United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period

March 27, 2011

Number of respondents

2,223,698 respondents

Age group

3 years and older

Special properties

speakers of the listed languages

Method of interview

Postal questionnaire

Supplementary notes

*This statistic counts individuals who reported each language as their main language. This is not an exhaustive list but rather a ranking of the languages with the highest proportions of proficient English users.
** All Other Chinese' is an aggregate of Chinese languages and excludes those that used Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese Chinese.

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