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Leicester: Main language (detailed)

Location Type: Unitary Authorities, ONS Geographic Code: E06000016

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Key Facts

All Residents 368,571
Male 182,112
Female 186,460
Households 127,388
Population Density (people/km2) 5,027.2
Table Codets024
Unit of MeasurePerson
Number of Response Options95

This dataset provides Census 2021 estimates that classify usual residents in England and Wales by their main language. The estimates are as at Census Day, 21 March 2021.


A person's first or preferred language.

This shows a detailed breakdown of the responses given in the write-in option "Other, write in".

Main language (detailed): Total: All usual residents aged 3 years and over 355,571
English (English or Welsh in Wales) 248,771
Welsh or Cymraeg (in England only) 22
Other UK language 39
Other UK language: Gaelic (Irish) 3
Other UK language: Gaelic (Scottish) 1
Other UK language: Manx Gaelic 0
Other UK language: Gaelic (Not otherwise specified) 0
Other UK language: Cornish 0
Other UK language: Scots 5
Other UK language: Ulster Scots 0
Other UK language: Romany English 30
Other UK language: Irish Traveller Cant 0
French 1,205
Portuguese 2,561
Spanish 689
Other European language (EU) 19,053
Other European language (EU): Italian 1,252
Other European language (EU): German 185
Other European language (EU): Polish 7,940
Other European language (EU): Slovak 1,235
Other European language (EU): Czech 289
Other European language (EU): Romanian 4,390
Other European language (EU): Lithuanian 715
Other European language (EU): Latvian 587
Other European language (EU): Hungarian 248
Other European language (EU): Bulgarian 1,302
Other European language (EU): Greek 591
Other European language (EU): Dutch 117
Other European language (EU): Swedish 80
Other European language (EU): Danish 19
Other European language (EU): Finnish 15
Other European language (EU): Estonian 17
Other European language (EU): Slovenian 33
Other European language (EU): Maltese 11
Other European language (EU): Any other European language (EU) 27
Other European language (non EU) 394
Other European language (non EU): Albanian 337
Other European language (non EU): Ukrainian 40
Other European language (non EU): Any other Eastern European language (non EU) 0
Other European language (non EU): Northern European language (non EU) 17
Other European language (EU and non-EU) 226
Other European language (EU and non-EU): Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, and Montenegrin 226
Other European language (non-national) 6
Other European language (non-national): Any Romani language 5
Other European language (non-national): Yiddish 1
Russian 658
Turkish 737
Arabic 2,486
West or Central Asian language 3,179
West or Central Asian language: Hebrew 5
West or Central Asian language: Kurdish 1,560
West or Central Asian language: Persian or Farsi 1,063
West or Central Asian language: Pashto 505
West or Central Asian language: Any other West or Central Asian language 46
South Asian language 68,477
South Asian language: Urdu 3,332
South Asian language: Hindi 2,252
South Asian language: Panjabi 9,330
South Asian language: Pakistani Pahari (with Mirpuri and Potwari) 16
South Asian language: Bengali (with Sylheti and Chatgaya) 2,746
South Asian language: Gujarati 44,887
South Asian language: Marathi 330
South Asian language: Telugu 377
South Asian language: Tamil 1,712
South Asian language: Malayalam 1,351
South Asian language: Sinhala 285
South Asian language: Nepalese 205
South Asian language: Any other South Asian language 1,654
East Asian language 2,158
East Asian language: Mandarin Chinese 232
East Asian language: Cantonese Chinese 251
East Asian language: All other Chinese 1,008
East Asian language: Japanese 28
East Asian language: Korean 42
East Asian language: Vietnamese 82
East Asian language: Thai 104
East Asian language: Malay 37
East Asian language: Tagalog or Filipino 312
East Asian language: Any other East Asian language 62
Oceanic or Australian language 6
North or South American language 4
Caribbean Creole 15
Caribbean Creole: English-based Caribbean Creole 1
Caribbean Creole: Any other Caribbean Creole 14
African language 4,583
African language: Amharic 77
African language: Tigrinya 384
African language: Somali 2,408
African language: Krio 18
African language: Akan 168
African language: Yoruba 79
African language: Igbo 160
African language: Swahili or Kiswahili 384
African language: Luganda 7
African language: Lingala 27
African language: Shona 389
African language: Afrikaans 10
African language: Any other Nigerian language 94
African language: Any other West African language 139
African language: Any other African language 239
Sign language 199
Sign language: British Sign Language 167
Sign language: Any other sign language 15
Sign language: Any sign communication system 17
Other language 103

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