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Doncaster: Main language (detailed)

Location Type: Metropolitan Districts, ONS Geographic Code: E08000017

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Key Facts

All Residents 308,106
Male 152,826
Female 155,280
Households 133,479
Population Density (people/km2) 542.4
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 297,965
English (English or Welsh in Wales) 276,387
Welsh or Cymraeg (in England only) 17
Other UK language 19
Other UK language: Gaelic (Irish) 2
Other UK language: Gaelic (Scottish) 1
Other UK language: Manx Gaelic 0
Other UK language: Gaelic (Not otherwise specified) 1
Other UK language: Cornish 0
Other UK language: Scots 3
Other UK language: Ulster Scots 0
Other UK language: Romany English 12
Other UK language: Irish Traveller Cant 0
French 89
Portuguese 221
Spanish 199
Other European language (EU) 14,948
Other European language (EU): Italian 161
Other European language (EU): German 68
Other European language (EU): Polish 6,495
Other European language (EU): Slovak 689
Other European language (EU): Czech 276
Other European language (EU): Romanian 5,428
Other European language (EU): Lithuanian 527
Other European language (EU): Latvian 435
Other European language (EU): Hungarian 268
Other European language (EU): Bulgarian 429
Other European language (EU): Greek 79
Other European language (EU): Dutch 29
Other European language (EU): Swedish 14
Other European language (EU): Danish 8
Other European language (EU): Finnish 2
Other European language (EU): Estonian 11
Other European language (EU): Slovenian 12
Other European language (EU): Maltese 8
Other European language (EU): Any other European language (EU) 9
Other European language (non EU) 174
Other European language (non EU): Albanian 156
Other European language (non EU): Ukrainian 10
Other European language (non EU): Any other Eastern European language (non EU) 0
Other European language (non EU): Northern European language (non EU) 8
Other European language (EU and non-EU) 22
Other European language (EU and non-EU): Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, and Montenegrin 22
Other European language (non-national) 2
Other European language (non-national): Any Romani language 2
Other European language (non-national): Yiddish 0
Russian 442
Turkish 631
Arabic 504
West or Central Asian language 1,055
West or Central Asian language: Hebrew 5
West or Central Asian language: Kurdish 699
West or Central Asian language: Persian or Farsi 281
West or Central Asian language: Pashto 46
West or Central Asian language: Any other West or Central Asian language 24
South Asian language 1,925
South Asian language: Urdu 482
South Asian language: Hindi 46
South Asian language: Panjabi 411
South Asian language: Pakistani Pahari (with Mirpuri and Potwari) 10
South Asian language: Bengali (with Sylheti and Chatgaya) 64
South Asian language: Gujarati 14
South Asian language: Marathi 7
South Asian language: Telugu 19
South Asian language: Tamil 246
South Asian language: Malayalam 40
South Asian language: Sinhala 36
South Asian language: Nepalese 492
South Asian language: Any other South Asian language 58
East Asian language 779
East Asian language: Mandarin Chinese 92
East Asian language: Cantonese Chinese 126
East Asian language: All other Chinese 242
East Asian language: Japanese 2
East Asian language: Korean 5
East Asian language: Vietnamese 54
East Asian language: Thai 111
East Asian language: Malay 7
East Asian language: Tagalog or Filipino 119
East Asian language: Any other East Asian language 21
Oceanic or Australian language 0
North or South American language 0
Caribbean Creole 1
Caribbean Creole: English-based Caribbean Creole 0
Caribbean Creole: Any other Caribbean Creole 1
African language 299
African language: Amharic 26
African language: Tigrinya 49
African language: Somali 1
African language: Krio 0
African language: Akan 21
African language: Yoruba 18
African language: Igbo 17
African language: Swahili or Kiswahili 13
African language: Luganda 1
African language: Lingala 9
African language: Shona 41
African language: Afrikaans 10
African language: Any other Nigerian language 3
African language: Any other West African language 23
African language: Any other African language 67
Sign language 234
Sign language: British Sign Language 201
Sign language: Any other sign language 13
Sign language: Any sign communication system 20
Other language 17

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