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Northumberland: Main language (detailed)

Location Type: Unitary Authorities, ONS Geographic Code: E06000057

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Key Facts

All Residents 320,567
Male 156,578
Female 163,989
Households 146,921
Population Density (people/km2) 63.9
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 312,449
English (English or Welsh in Wales) 308,943
Welsh or Cymraeg (in England only) 13
Other UK language 12
Other UK language: Gaelic (Irish) 0
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 8
Other UK language: Ulster Scots 0
Other UK language: Romany English 3
Other UK language: Irish Traveller Cant 0
French 65
Portuguese 136
Spanish 168
Other European language (EU) 1,296
Other European language (EU): Italian 69
Other European language (EU): German 85
Other European language (EU): Polish 509
Other European language (EU): Slovak 17
Other European language (EU): Czech 18
Other European language (EU): Romanian 189
Other European language (EU): Lithuanian 81
Other European language (EU): Latvian 43
Other European language (EU): Hungarian 48
Other European language (EU): Bulgarian 81
Other European language (EU): Greek 33
Other European language (EU): Dutch 58
Other European language (EU): Swedish 34
Other European language (EU): Danish 14
Other European language (EU): Finnish 4
Other European language (EU): Estonian 2
Other European language (EU): Slovenian 0
Other European language (EU): Maltese 9
Other European language (EU): Any other European language (EU) 2
Other European language (non EU) 60
Other European language (non EU): Albanian 22
Other European language (non EU): Ukrainian 13
Other European language (non EU): Any other Eastern European language (non EU) 0
Other European language (non EU): Northern European language (non EU) 25
Other European language (EU and non-EU) 5
Other European language (EU and non-EU): Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, and Montenegrin 5
Other European language (non-national) 1
Other European language (non-national): Any Romani language 0
Other European language (non-national): Yiddish 1
Russian 85
Turkish 105
Arabic 259
West or Central Asian language 172
West or Central Asian language: Hebrew 3
West or Central Asian language: Kurdish 81
West or Central Asian language: Persian or Farsi 66
West or Central Asian language: Pashto 5
West or Central Asian language: Any other West or Central Asian language 17
South Asian language 516
South Asian language: Urdu 75
South Asian language: Hindi 30
South Asian language: Panjabi 218
South Asian language: Pakistani Pahari (with Mirpuri and Potwari) 0
South Asian language: Bengali (with Sylheti and Chatgaya) 105
South Asian language: Gujarati 0
South Asian language: Marathi 6
South Asian language: Telugu 2
South Asian language: Tamil 28
South Asian language: Malayalam 41
South Asian language: Sinhala 3
South Asian language: Nepalese 6
South Asian language: Any other South Asian language 2
East Asian language 456
East Asian language: Mandarin Chinese 42
East Asian language: Cantonese Chinese 51
East Asian language: All other Chinese 123
East Asian language: Japanese 11
East Asian language: Korean 4
East Asian language: Vietnamese 24
East Asian language: Thai 56
East Asian language: Malay 7
East Asian language: Tagalog or Filipino 128
East Asian language: Any other East Asian language 10
Oceanic or Australian language 0
North or South American language 0
Caribbean Creole 0
Caribbean Creole: English-based Caribbean Creole 0
Caribbean Creole: Any other Caribbean Creole 0
African language 58
African language: Amharic 5
African language: Tigrinya 7
African language: Somali 0
African language: Krio 0
African language: Akan 3
African language: Yoruba 2
African language: Igbo 2
African language: Swahili or Kiswahili 0
African language: Luganda 1
African language: Lingala 0
African language: Shona 11
African language: Afrikaans 12
African language: Any other Nigerian language 1
African language: Any other West African language 3
African language: Any other African language 11
Sign language 92
Sign language: British Sign Language 70
Sign language: Any other sign language 5
Sign language: Any sign communication system 17
Other language 7

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