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Sheffield: Main language (detailed)

Location Type: Metropolitan Districts, ONS Geographic Code: E08000019

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Key Facts

All Residents 556,521
Male 274,194
Female 282,327
Households 231,950
Population Density (people/km2) 1,512.5
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 538,808
English (English or Welsh in Wales) 491,478
Welsh or Cymraeg (in England only) 82
Other UK language 16
Other UK language: Gaelic (Irish) 5
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 2
Other UK language: Ulster Scots 0
Other UK language: Romany English 8
Other UK language: Irish Traveller Cant 0
French 673
Portuguese 995
Spanish 1,211
Other European language (EU) 12,771
Other European language (EU): Italian 920
Other European language (EU): German 265
Other European language (EU): Polish 3,045
Other European language (EU): Slovak 3,140
Other European language (EU): Czech 335
Other European language (EU): Romanian 2,082
Other European language (EU): Lithuanian 375
Other European language (EU): Latvian 199
Other European language (EU): Hungarian 714
Other European language (EU): Bulgarian 430
Other European language (EU): Greek 820
Other European language (EU): Dutch 156
Other European language (EU): Swedish 54
Other European language (EU): Danish 33
Other European language (EU): Finnish 29
Other European language (EU): Estonian 40
Other European language (EU): Slovenian 63
Other European language (EU): Maltese 13
Other European language (EU): Any other European language (EU) 58
Other European language (non EU) 518
Other European language (non EU): Albanian 433
Other European language (non EU): Ukrainian 30
Other European language (non EU): Any other Eastern European language (non EU) 1
Other European language (non EU): Northern European language (non EU) 54
Other European language (EU and non-EU) 78
Other European language (EU and non-EU): Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, and Montenegrin 78
Other European language (non-national) 5
Other European language (non-national): Any Romani language 5
Other European language (non-national): Yiddish 0
Russian 411
Turkish 650
Arabic 6,055
West or Central Asian language 3,611
West or Central Asian language: Hebrew 14
West or Central Asian language: Kurdish 1,444
West or Central Asian language: Persian or Farsi 1,296
West or Central Asian language: Pashto 769
West or Central Asian language: Any other West or Central Asian language 88
South Asian language 9,515
South Asian language: Urdu 3,747
South Asian language: Hindi 273
South Asian language: Panjabi 1,732
South Asian language: Pakistani Pahari (with Mirpuri and Potwari) 341
South Asian language: Bengali (with Sylheti and Chatgaya) 1,327
South Asian language: Gujarati 142
South Asian language: Marathi 128
South Asian language: Telugu 293
South Asian language: Tamil 399
South Asian language: Malayalam 600
South Asian language: Sinhala 92
South Asian language: Nepalese 157
South Asian language: Any other South Asian language 284
East Asian language 6,416
East Asian language: Mandarin Chinese 660
East Asian language: Cantonese Chinese 730
East Asian language: All other Chinese 3,731
East Asian language: Japanese 99
East Asian language: Korean 118
East Asian language: Vietnamese 170
East Asian language: Thai 186
East Asian language: Malay 249
East Asian language: Tagalog or Filipino 198
East Asian language: Any other East Asian language 275
Oceanic or Australian language 5
North or South American language 0
Caribbean Creole 11
Caribbean Creole: English-based Caribbean Creole 3
Caribbean Creole: Any other Caribbean Creole 8
African language 3,957
African language: Amharic 273
African language: Tigrinya 862
African language: Somali 1,384
African language: Krio 14
African language: Akan 74
African language: Yoruba 97
African language: Igbo 103
African language: Swahili or Kiswahili 289
African language: Luganda 23
African language: Lingala 53
African language: Shona 189
African language: Afrikaans 18
African language: Any other Nigerian language 70
African language: Any other West African language 92
African language: Any other African language 416
Sign language 283
Sign language: British Sign Language 227
Sign language: Any other sign language 15
Sign language: Any sign communication system 41
Other language 67

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