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Rotherham: Main language (detailed)

Location Type: Metropolitan Districts, ONS Geographic Code: E08000018

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Key Facts

All Residents 265,807
Male 130,260
Female 135,547
Households 113,925
Population Density (people/km2) 927.7
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 257,310
English (English or Welsh in Wales) 246,654
Welsh or Cymraeg (in England only) 11
Other UK language 14
Other UK language: Gaelic (Irish) 3
Other UK language: Gaelic (Scottish) 0
Other UK language: Manx Gaelic 0
Other UK language: Gaelic (Not otherwise specified) 0
Other UK language: Cornish 0
Other UK language: Scots 2
Other UK language: Ulster Scots 0
Other UK language: Romany English 9
Other UK language: Irish Traveller Cant 0
French 94
Portuguese 117
Spanish 179
Other European language (EU) 4,767
Other European language (EU): Italian 105
Other European language (EU): German 21
Other European language (EU): Polish 1,320
Other European language (EU): Slovak 1,224
Other European language (EU): Czech 246
Other European language (EU): Romanian 700
Other European language (EU): Lithuanian 502
Other European language (EU): Latvian 155
Other European language (EU): Hungarian 173
Other European language (EU): Bulgarian 111
Other European language (EU): Greek 125
Other European language (EU): Dutch 30
Other European language (EU): Swedish 7
Other European language (EU): Danish 4
Other European language (EU): Finnish 3
Other European language (EU): Estonian 4
Other European language (EU): Slovenian 24
Other European language (EU): Maltese 6
Other European language (EU): Any other European language (EU) 7
Other European language (non EU) 187
Other European language (non EU): Albanian 157
Other European language (non EU): Ukrainian 23
Other European language (non EU): Any other Eastern European language (non EU) 1
Other European language (non EU): Northern European language (non EU) 6
Other European language (EU and non-EU) 20
Other European language (EU and non-EU): Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, and Montenegrin 20
Other European language (non-national) 15
Other European language (non-national): Any Romani language 15
Other European language (non-national): Yiddish 0
Russian 137
Turkish 109
Arabic 506
West or Central Asian language 728
West or Central Asian language: Hebrew 3
West or Central Asian language: Kurdish 281
West or Central Asian language: Persian or Farsi 271
West or Central Asian language: Pashto 160
West or Central Asian language: Any other West or Central Asian language 13
South Asian language 2,777
South Asian language: Urdu 1,132
South Asian language: Hindi 36
South Asian language: Panjabi 837
South Asian language: Pakistani Pahari (with Mirpuri and Potwari) 285
South Asian language: Bengali (with Sylheti and Chatgaya) 44
South Asian language: Gujarati 13
South Asian language: Marathi 12
South Asian language: Telugu 83
South Asian language: Tamil 128
South Asian language: Malayalam 125
South Asian language: Sinhala 29
South Asian language: Nepalese 1
South Asian language: Any other South Asian language 52
East Asian language 533
East Asian language: Mandarin Chinese 117
East Asian language: Cantonese Chinese 109
East Asian language: All other Chinese 129
East Asian language: Japanese 5
East Asian language: Korean 5
East Asian language: Vietnamese 28
East Asian language: Thai 77
East Asian language: Malay 5
East Asian language: Tagalog or Filipino 48
East Asian language: Any other East Asian language 10
Oceanic or Australian language 0
North or South American language 0
Caribbean Creole 6
Caribbean Creole: English-based Caribbean Creole 0
Caribbean Creole: Any other Caribbean Creole 6
African language 306
African language: Amharic 11
African language: Tigrinya 12
African language: Somali 4
African language: Krio 3
African language: Akan 9
African language: Yoruba 9
African language: Igbo 2
African language: Swahili or Kiswahili 19
African language: Luganda 7
African language: Lingala 20
African language: Shona 56
African language: Afrikaans 17
African language: Any other Nigerian language 5
African language: Any other West African language 36
African language: Any other African language 96
Sign language 129
Sign language: British Sign Language 92
Sign language: Any other sign language 7
Sign language: Any sign communication system 30
Other language 21

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