Languages in the United Kingdom (UK)

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Statista dossier about languages in the United Kingdom (UK)

This dossier provides a detailed look at languages spoken in the United Kingdom. As well as presenting a geographical overview of the linguistic make-up of the four countries, this dossier includes an in depth perspective both on migrant languages and on the UK's own regional languages.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview of the non-native English speaking population
    • English as a first language in the United Kingdom in 2011

    • Most common non-English languages spoken in England and Wales 2011

    • Other languages spoken in England and Wales in 2011, by language group

    • First language of the population of England by region in 2011

    • Top ten areas with highest share of non-native English speakers in England in 2011

    • Areas with highest share of native English speakers in England in 2011

  • 2. English proficiency of the non-native population
    • England and Wales: English proficiency of largest non-native populations in 2011

    • England and Wales: English language proficiency of non-native speakers in 2011

    • Scotland: percentage of inhabitants with English language issues in 2011

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

    • Northern Ireland: non-English speaking population in 2011

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

  • 3. English proficiency of the non-native labor force
    • England and Wales: English language proficiency in 2011 by gender

    • Employment rate of non-native English speakers in England and Wales, by proficiency

    • Unemployment rate of non-native English speakers in England and Wales, by proficiency

    • Economic inactivity rate of non-native English speakers in England and Wales

    • England: English language proficiency of non-native speakers in 2011

  • 4. Regional languages in the United Kingdom
    • Scotland: percentage of Gaelic-speaking inhabitants in 2011

    • Scotland: total primary pupils having lessons in Gaelic in 2017

    • Scotland: total secondary pupils having lessons in Gaelic in 2017

    • Northern Ireland: Irish language skills in 2011

    • Northern Ireland: share of primary students with lessons in Irish 2001-2018

    • Northern Ireland: share of secondary students with lessons in Irish 2001-2017

    • Wales: number of primary students with lessons in Welsh 2011-2017

    • Wales: number of secondary students with lessons in Welsh 2011-2017

    • Sign languages used in England and Wales in 2011

    • United Kingdom: languages used by deaf students in schools in 2017, by region

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