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Yorkshire and The Humber: Main language (detailed)

Location Type: Regions, ONS Geographic Code: E12000003

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Key Facts

All Residents 5,480,774
Male 2,689,092
Female 2,791,685
Households 2,330,658
Population Density (people/km2) 355.8
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 5,305,867
English (English or Welsh in Wales) 4,943,714
Welsh or Cymraeg (in England only) 422
Other UK language 280
Other UK language: Gaelic (Irish) 49
Other UK language: Gaelic (Scottish) 25
Other UK language: Manx Gaelic 0
Other UK language: Gaelic (Not otherwise specified) 16
Other UK language: Cornish 1
Other UK language: Scots 67
Other UK language: Ulster Scots 0
Other UK language: Romany English 120
Other UK language: Irish Traveller Cant 2
French 3,911
Portuguese 8,532
Spanish 7,291
Other European language (EU) 142,323
Other European language (EU): Italian 6,056
Other European language (EU): German 1,834
Other European language (EU): Polish 61,890
Other European language (EU): Slovak 10,637
Other European language (EU): Czech 3,836
Other European language (EU): Romanian 28,592
Other European language (EU): Lithuanian 8,836
Other European language (EU): Latvian 5,653
Other European language (EU): Hungarian 5,369
Other European language (EU): Bulgarian 3,534
Other European language (EU): Greek 3,650
Other European language (EU): Dutch 903
Other European language (EU): Swedish 355
Other European language (EU): Danish 220
Other European language (EU): Finnish 174
Other European language (EU): Estonian 180
Other European language (EU): Slovenian 238
Other European language (EU): Maltese 83
Other European language (EU): Any other European language (EU) 283
Other European language (non EU) 2,830
Other European language (non EU): Albanian 2,024
Other European language (non EU): Ukrainian 344
Other European language (non EU): Any other Eastern European language (non EU) 12
Other European language (non EU): Northern European language (non EU) 450
Other European language (EU and non-EU) 684
Other European language (EU and non-EU): Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, and Montenegrin 684
Other European language (non-national) 29
Other European language (non-national): Any Romani language 28
Other European language (non-national): Yiddish 1
Russian 6,500
Turkish 3,660
Arabic 19,396
West or Central Asian language 22,302
West or Central Asian language: Hebrew 117
West or Central Asian language: Kurdish 9,987
West or Central Asian language: Persian or Farsi 6,255
West or Central Asian language: Pashto 5,492
West or Central Asian language: Any other West or Central Asian language 451
South Asian language 100,110
South Asian language: Urdu 35,399
South Asian language: Hindi 2,009
South Asian language: Panjabi 31,076
South Asian language: Pakistani Pahari (with Mirpuri and Potwari) 3,728
South Asian language: Bengali (with Sylheti and Chatgaya) 8,316
South Asian language: Gujarati 6,270
South Asian language: Marathi 580
South Asian language: Telugu 1,433
South Asian language: Tamil 2,779
South Asian language: Malayalam 2,650
South Asian language: Sinhala 508
South Asian language: Nepalese 2,679
South Asian language: Any other South Asian language 2,683
East Asian language 25,202
East Asian language: Mandarin Chinese 2,450
East Asian language: Cantonese Chinese 3,495
East Asian language: All other Chinese 11,087
East Asian language: Japanese 495
East Asian language: Korean 484
East Asian language: Vietnamese 1,210
East Asian language: Thai 1,828
East Asian language: Malay 830
East Asian language: Tagalog or Filipino 2,455
East Asian language: Any other East Asian language 868
Oceanic or Australian language 173
North or South American language 3
Caribbean Creole 48
Caribbean Creole: English-based Caribbean Creole 2
Caribbean Creole: Any other Caribbean Creole 46
African language 15,200
African language: Amharic 993
African language: Tigrinya 3,411
African language: Somali 2,257
African language: Krio 38
African language: Akan 1,079
African language: Yoruba 332
African language: Igbo 621
African language: Swahili or Kiswahili 1,001
African language: Luganda 65
African language: Lingala 312
African language: Shona 1,076
African language: Afrikaans 261
African language: Any other Nigerian language 273
African language: Any other West African language 1,625
African language: Any other African language 1,856
Sign language 2,613
Sign language: British Sign Language 2,120
Sign language: Any other sign language 139
Sign language: Any sign communication system 354
Other language 644

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