England and Wales: English language proficiency in 2011 by gender

This statistic shows the English language proficiency of non-native speakers in England and Wales in 2011, by gender. In terms of those who spoke English "well" or "very well", the gender divide was roughly equal, but for those who spoke English "not well" or "not at all", there were far more females than males.

English proficiency of non-native speakers in England and Wales in 2011, by gender

MaleFemale
Speaks English "very well" or "well"50.4%49.6%
Speaks English "not well" or "not at all"39.7%60.3%
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Source

Release date

January 2013

Region

United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period

March 27, 2011

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Postal questionnaire

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