Most common non-English languages spoken in Welsh schools in 2017

This statistic ranks the ten most spoken languages, other than English and Welsh, in Welsh schools in 2017, by number of speakers. The most commonly spoken language was Polish with 4,350 speakers, followed by Bengali with 2,968 and Arabic at 2,892.

Non-English main home languages ranked by number of speakers in Welsh schools in 2017*

Number of speakers
Polish 4,350
Bengali 2,968
Arabic 2,892
Urdu 1,380
Panjabi 1,264
Chinese 1,243
Somali 1,005
Tagalog/Filipino 974
Portuguese 796
Malayalam734
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Source

Release date

August 2017

Region

United Kingdom (Wales)

Survey time period

2017

Age group

5 years and older

Special properties

Students

Supplementary notes

*English or Welsh.

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