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Barnsley: Main language (detailed)

Location Type: Metropolitan Districts, ONS Geographic Code: E08000016

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Key Facts

All Residents 244,572
Male 120,279
Female 124,293
Households 108,053
Population Density (people/km2) 743.3
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 236,705
English (English or Welsh in Wales) 226,571
Welsh or Cymraeg (in England only) 12
Other UK language 11
Other UK language: Gaelic (Irish) 1
Other UK language: Gaelic (Scottish) 2
Other UK language: Manx Gaelic 0
Other UK language: Gaelic (Not otherwise specified) 0
Other UK language: Cornish 0
Other UK language: Scots 1
Other UK language: Ulster Scots 0
Other UK language: Romany English 7
Other UK language: Irish Traveller Cant 0
French 55
Portuguese 288
Spanish 111
Other European language (EU) 7,489
Other European language (EU): Italian 84
Other European language (EU): German 41
Other European language (EU): Polish 2,986
Other European language (EU): Slovak 37
Other European language (EU): Czech 23
Other European language (EU): Romanian 3,200
Other European language (EU): Lithuanian 274
Other European language (EU): Latvian 403
Other European language (EU): Hungarian 194
Other European language (EU): Bulgarian 120
Other European language (EU): Greek 85
Other European language (EU): Dutch 17
Other European language (EU): Swedish 2
Other European language (EU): Danish 5
Other European language (EU): Finnish 3
Other European language (EU): Estonian 1
Other European language (EU): Slovenian 6
Other European language (EU): Maltese 1
Other European language (EU): Any other European language (EU) 7
Other European language (non EU) 145
Other European language (non EU): Albanian 134
Other European language (non EU): Ukrainian 8
Other European language (non EU): Any other Eastern European language (non EU) 0
Other European language (non EU): Northern European language (non EU) 3
Other European language (EU and non-EU) 12
Other European language (EU and non-EU): Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, and Montenegrin 12
Other European language (non-national) 0
Other European language (non-national): Any Romani language 0
Other European language (non-national): Yiddish 0
Russian 199
Turkish 74
Arabic 170
West or Central Asian language 319
West or Central Asian language: Hebrew 1
West or Central Asian language: Kurdish 113
West or Central Asian language: Persian or Farsi 155
West or Central Asian language: Pashto 9
West or Central Asian language: Any other West or Central Asian language 41
South Asian language 468
South Asian language: Urdu 93
South Asian language: Hindi 16
South Asian language: Panjabi 83
South Asian language: Pakistani Pahari (with Mirpuri and Potwari) 0
South Asian language: Bengali (with Sylheti and Chatgaya) 21
South Asian language: Gujarati 17
South Asian language: Marathi 1
South Asian language: Telugu 16
South Asian language: Tamil 158
South Asian language: Malayalam 21
South Asian language: Sinhala 14
South Asian language: Nepalese 25
South Asian language: Any other South Asian language 3
East Asian language 461
East Asian language: Mandarin Chinese 69
East Asian language: Cantonese Chinese 54
East Asian language: All other Chinese 156
East Asian language: Japanese 8
East Asian language: Korean 6
East Asian language: Vietnamese 35
East Asian language: Thai 71
East Asian language: Malay 8
East Asian language: Tagalog or Filipino 43
East Asian language: Any other East Asian language 11
Oceanic or Australian language 3
North or South American language 1
Caribbean Creole 0
Caribbean Creole: English-based Caribbean Creole 0
Caribbean Creole: Any other Caribbean Creole 0
African language 225
African language: Amharic 8
African language: Tigrinya 41
African language: Somali 3
African language: Krio 0
African language: Akan 18
African language: Yoruba 4
African language: Igbo 7
African language: Swahili or Kiswahili 6
African language: Luganda 0
African language: Lingala 14
African language: Shona 44
African language: Afrikaans 11
African language: Any other Nigerian language 1
African language: Any other West African language 7
African language: Any other African language 61
Sign language 85
Sign language: British Sign Language 61
Sign language: Any other sign language 5
Sign language: Any sign communication system 19
Other language 6

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