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Wakefield: Main language (detailed)

Location Type: Metropolitan Districts, ONS Geographic Code: E08000036

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Key Facts

All Residents 353,368
Male 173,831
Female 179,539
Households 153,076
Population Density (people/km2) 1,043.6
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 341,495
English (English or Welsh in Wales) 322,562
Welsh or Cymraeg (in England only) 22
Other UK language 13
Other UK language: Gaelic (Irish) 1
Other UK language: Gaelic (Scottish) 0
Other UK language: Manx Gaelic 0
Other UK language: Gaelic (Not otherwise specified) 3
Other UK language: Cornish 0
Other UK language: Scots 4
Other UK language: Ulster Scots 0
Other UK language: Romany English 5
Other UK language: Irish Traveller Cant 0
French 116
Portuguese 396
Spanish 339
Other European language (EU) 11,535
Other European language (EU): Italian 157
Other European language (EU): German 44
Other European language (EU): Polish 7,900
Other European language (EU): Slovak 153
Other European language (EU): Czech 288
Other European language (EU): Romanian 973
Other European language (EU): Lithuanian 716
Other European language (EU): Latvian 607
Other European language (EU): Hungarian 314
Other European language (EU): Bulgarian 208
Other European language (EU): Greek 103
Other European language (EU): Dutch 24
Other European language (EU): Swedish 16
Other European language (EU): Danish 9
Other European language (EU): Finnish 0
Other European language (EU): Estonian 9
Other European language (EU): Slovenian 8
Other European language (EU): Maltese 4
Other European language (EU): Any other European language (EU) 2
Other European language (non EU) 130
Other European language (non EU): Albanian 97
Other European language (non EU): Ukrainian 19
Other European language (non EU): Any other Eastern European language (non EU) 2
Other European language (non EU): Northern European language (non EU) 12
Other European language (EU and non-EU) 31
Other European language (EU and non-EU): Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, and Montenegrin 31
Other European language (non-national) 0
Other European language (non-national): Any Romani language 0
Other European language (non-national): Yiddish 0
Russian 581
Turkish 82
Arabic 497
West or Central Asian language 823
West or Central Asian language: Hebrew 0
West or Central Asian language: Kurdish 476
West or Central Asian language: Persian or Farsi 247
West or Central Asian language: Pashto 81
West or Central Asian language: Any other West or Central Asian language 19
South Asian language 2,696
South Asian language: Urdu 1,040
South Asian language: Hindi 70
South Asian language: Panjabi 765
South Asian language: Pakistani Pahari (with Mirpuri and Potwari) 59
South Asian language: Bengali (with Sylheti and Chatgaya) 39
South Asian language: Gujarati 91
South Asian language: Marathi 1
South Asian language: Telugu 85
South Asian language: Tamil 139
South Asian language: Malayalam 199
South Asian language: Sinhala 58
South Asian language: Nepalese 8
South Asian language: Any other South Asian language 142
East Asian language 841
East Asian language: Mandarin Chinese 90
East Asian language: Cantonese Chinese 162
East Asian language: All other Chinese 214
East Asian language: Japanese 19
East Asian language: Korean 6
East Asian language: Vietnamese 68
East Asian language: Thai 125
East Asian language: Malay 12
East Asian language: Tagalog or Filipino 129
East Asian language: Any other East Asian language 16
Oceanic or Australian language 1
North or South American language 0
Caribbean Creole 0
Caribbean Creole: English-based Caribbean Creole 0
Caribbean Creole: Any other Caribbean Creole 0
African language 638
African language: Amharic 18
African language: Tigrinya 65
African language: Somali 4
African language: Krio 1
African language: Akan 18
African language: Yoruba 10
African language: Igbo 31
African language: Swahili or Kiswahili 8
African language: Luganda 2
African language: Lingala 3
African language: Shona 65
African language: Afrikaans 31
African language: Any other Nigerian language 1
African language: Any other West African language 302
African language: Any other African language 79
Sign language 175
Sign language: British Sign Language 144
Sign language: Any other sign language 6
Sign language: Any sign communication system 25
Other language 17

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