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Kirklees: Main language (detailed)

Location Type: Metropolitan Districts, ONS Geographic Code: E08000034

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Key Facts

All Residents 433,216
Male 212,346
Female 220,870
Households 177,990
Population Density (people/km2) 1,060.3
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 418,493
English (English or Welsh in Wales) 386,069
Welsh or Cymraeg (in England only) 19
Other UK language 26
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) 4
Other UK language: Cornish 1
Other UK language: Scots 8
Other UK language: Ulster Scots 0
Other UK language: Romany English 6
Other UK language: Irish Traveller Cant 1
French 215
Portuguese 234
Spanish 340
Other European language (EU) 6,514
Other European language (EU): Italian 401
Other European language (EU): German 95
Other European language (EU): Polish 3,282
Other European language (EU): Slovak 97
Other European language (EU): Czech 59
Other European language (EU): Romanian 1,120
Other European language (EU): Lithuanian 278
Other European language (EU): Latvian 90
Other European language (EU): Hungarian 636
Other European language (EU): Bulgarian 137
Other European language (EU): Greek 199
Other European language (EU): Dutch 43
Other European language (EU): Swedish 19
Other European language (EU): Danish 12
Other European language (EU): Finnish 10
Other European language (EU): Estonian 14
Other European language (EU): Slovenian 5
Other European language (EU): Maltese 4
Other European language (EU): Any other European language (EU) 13
Other European language (non EU) 157
Other European language (non EU): Albanian 103
Other European language (non EU): Ukrainian 14
Other European language (non EU): Any other Eastern European language (non EU) 0
Other European language (non EU): Northern European language (non EU) 40
Other European language (EU and non-EU) 138
Other European language (EU and non-EU): Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, and Montenegrin 138
Other European language (non-national) 0
Other European language (non-national): Any Romani language 0
Other European language (non-national): Yiddish 0
Russian 172
Turkish 107
Arabic 1,419
West or Central Asian language 2,266
West or Central Asian language: Hebrew 4
West or Central Asian language: Kurdish 1,281
West or Central Asian language: Persian or Farsi 406
West or Central Asian language: Pashto 549
West or Central Asian language: Any other West or Central Asian language 26
South Asian language 18,804
South Asian language: Urdu 6,857
South Asian language: Hindi 133
South Asian language: Panjabi 6,656
South Asian language: Pakistani Pahari (with Mirpuri and Potwari) 690
South Asian language: Bengali (with Sylheti and Chatgaya) 305
South Asian language: Gujarati 3,346
South Asian language: Marathi 28
South Asian language: Telugu 82
South Asian language: Tamil 122
South Asian language: Malayalam 157
South Asian language: Sinhala 54
South Asian language: Nepalese 88
South Asian language: Any other South Asian language 286
East Asian language 1,151
East Asian language: Mandarin Chinese 83
East Asian language: Cantonese Chinese 150
East Asian language: All other Chinese 503
East Asian language: Japanese 30
East Asian language: Korean 6
East Asian language: Vietnamese 102
East Asian language: Thai 109
East Asian language: Malay 21
East Asian language: Tagalog or Filipino 112
East Asian language: Any other East Asian language 35
Oceanic or Australian language 1
North or South American language 1
Caribbean Creole 6
Caribbean Creole: English-based Caribbean Creole 0
Caribbean Creole: Any other Caribbean Creole 6
African language 527
African language: Amharic 42
African language: Tigrinya 87
African language: Somali 14
African language: Krio 0
African language: Akan 18
African language: Yoruba 20
African language: Igbo 41
African language: Swahili or Kiswahili 34
African language: Luganda 5
African language: Lingala 13
African language: Shona 75
African language: Afrikaans 20
African language: Any other Nigerian language 15
African language: Any other West African language 68
African language: Any other African language 75
Sign language 228
Sign language: British Sign Language 184
Sign language: Any other sign language 9
Sign language: Any sign communication system 35
Other language 99

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