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North Yorkshire: Main language (detailed)

Location Type: Counties, ONS Geographic Code: E10000023

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Key Facts

All Residents 615,491
Male 301,680
Female 313,811
Households 274,381
Population Density (people/km2) 76.6
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 599,533
English (English or Welsh in Wales) 583,851
Welsh or Cymraeg (in England only) 51
Other UK language 31
Other UK language: Gaelic (Irish) 7
Other UK language: Gaelic (Scottish) 6
Other UK language: Manx Gaelic 0
Other UK language: Gaelic (Not otherwise specified) 0
Other UK language: Cornish 0
Other UK language: Scots 8
Other UK language: Ulster Scots 0
Other UK language: Romany English 10
Other UK language: Irish Traveller Cant 0
French 240
Portuguese 385
Spanish 508
Other European language (EU) 9,173
Other European language (EU): Italian 357
Other European language (EU): German 236
Other European language (EU): Polish 4,650
Other European language (EU): Slovak 274
Other European language (EU): Czech 124
Other European language (EU): Romanian 1,636
Other European language (EU): Lithuanian 224
Other European language (EU): Latvian 278
Other European language (EU): Hungarian 700
Other European language (EU): Bulgarian 309
Other European language (EU): Greek 166
Other European language (EU): Dutch 96
Other European language (EU): Swedish 39
Other European language (EU): Danish 25
Other European language (EU): Finnish 20
Other European language (EU): Estonian 10
Other European language (EU): Slovenian 4
Other European language (EU): Maltese 4
Other European language (EU): Any other European language (EU) 21
Other European language (non EU) 154
Other European language (non EU): Albanian 82
Other European language (non EU): Ukrainian 41
Other European language (non EU): Any other Eastern European language (non EU) 0
Other European language (non EU): Northern European language (non EU) 31
Other European language (EU and non-EU) 33
Other European language (EU and non-EU): Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, and Montenegrin 33
Other European language (non-national) 0
Other European language (non-national): Any Romani language 0
Other European language (non-national): Yiddish 0
Russian 365
Turkish 216
Arabic 391
West or Central Asian language 161
West or Central Asian language: Hebrew 4
West or Central Asian language: Kurdish 61
West or Central Asian language: Persian or Farsi 63
West or Central Asian language: Pashto 16
West or Central Asian language: Any other West or Central Asian language 17
South Asian language 2,055
South Asian language: Urdu 106
South Asian language: Hindi 52
South Asian language: Panjabi 86
South Asian language: Pakistani Pahari (with Mirpuri and Potwari) 21
South Asian language: Bengali (with Sylheti and Chatgaya) 118
South Asian language: Gujarati 9
South Asian language: Marathi 11
South Asian language: Telugu 26
South Asian language: Tamil 87
South Asian language: Malayalam 287
South Asian language: Sinhala 10
South Asian language: Nepalese 1,197
South Asian language: Any other South Asian language 45
East Asian language 1,393
East Asian language: Mandarin Chinese 116
East Asian language: Cantonese Chinese 217
East Asian language: All other Chinese 398
East Asian language: Japanese 62
East Asian language: Korean 19
East Asian language: Vietnamese 53
East Asian language: Thai 221
East Asian language: Malay 20
East Asian language: Tagalog or Filipino 276
East Asian language: Any other East Asian language 11
Oceanic or Australian language 140
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 200
African language: Amharic 4
African language: Tigrinya 7
African language: Somali 0
African language: Krio 0
African language: Akan 13
African language: Yoruba 9
African language: Igbo 11
African language: Swahili or Kiswahili 8
African language: Luganda 0
African language: Lingala 0
African language: Shona 34
African language: Afrikaans 54
African language: Any other Nigerian language 1
African language: Any other West African language 15
African language: Any other African language 44
Sign language 171
Sign language: British Sign Language 124
Sign language: Any other sign language 9
Sign language: Any sign communication system 38
Other language 14

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