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East Midlands: Main language (detailed)

Location Type: Regions, ONS Geographic Code: E12000004

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Key Facts

All Residents 4,880,054
Male 2,402,189
Female 2,477,865
Households 2,037,332
Population Density (people/km2) 312.4
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 4,732,933
English (English or Welsh in Wales) 4,340,514
Welsh or Cymraeg (in England only) 378
Other UK language 316
Other UK language: Gaelic (Irish) 50
Other UK language: Gaelic (Scottish) 8
Other UK language: Manx Gaelic 0
Other UK language: Gaelic (Not otherwise specified) 15
Other UK language: Cornish 4
Other UK language: Scots 66
Other UK language: Ulster Scots 5
Other UK language: Romany English 164
Other UK language: Irish Traveller Cant 4
French 4,024
Portuguese 10,502
Spanish 5,898
Other European language (EU) 175,027
Other European language (EU): Italian 6,439
Other European language (EU): German 1,963
Other European language (EU): Polish 70,969
Other European language (EU): Slovak 6,068
Other European language (EU): Czech 2,067
Other European language (EU): Romanian 45,382
Other European language (EU): Lithuanian 15,320
Other European language (EU): Latvian 8,107
Other European language (EU): Hungarian 6,070
Other European language (EU): Bulgarian 6,571
Other European language (EU): Greek 3,723
Other European language (EU): Dutch 953
Other European language (EU): Swedish 391
Other European language (EU): Danish 231
Other European language (EU): Finnish 162
Other European language (EU): Estonian 165
Other European language (EU): Slovenian 139
Other European language (EU): Maltese 83
Other European language (EU): Any other European language (EU) 224
Other European language (non EU) 3,096
Other European language (non EU): Albanian 2,382
Other European language (non EU): Ukrainian 458
Other European language (non EU): Any other Eastern European language (non EU) 15
Other European language (non EU): Northern European language (non EU) 241
Other European language (EU and non-EU) 1,426
Other European language (EU and non-EU): Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, and Montenegrin 1,426
Other European language (non-national) 22
Other European language (non-national): Any Romani language 21
Other European language (non-national): Yiddish 1
Russian 9,336
Turkish 4,077
Arabic 9,791
West or Central Asian language 10,879
West or Central Asian language: Hebrew 73
West or Central Asian language: Kurdish 5,225
West or Central Asian language: Persian or Farsi 3,563
West or Central Asian language: Pashto 1,762
West or Central Asian language: Any other West or Central Asian language 256
South Asian language 124,507
South Asian language: Urdu 14,566
South Asian language: Hindi 4,242
South Asian language: Panjabi 24,680
South Asian language: Pakistani Pahari (with Mirpuri and Potwari) 1,493
South Asian language: Bengali (with Sylheti and Chatgaya) 7,126
South Asian language: Gujarati 53,596
South Asian language: Marathi 774
South Asian language: Telugu 1,326
South Asian language: Tamil 5,101
South Asian language: Malayalam 5,927
South Asian language: Sinhala 924
South Asian language: Nepalese 1,772
South Asian language: Any other South Asian language 2,980
East Asian language 18,439
East Asian language: Mandarin Chinese 1,634
East Asian language: Cantonese Chinese 3,176
East Asian language: All other Chinese 6,703
East Asian language: Japanese 525
East Asian language: Korean 322
East Asian language: Vietnamese 1,060
East Asian language: Thai 1,612
East Asian language: Malay 490
East Asian language: Tagalog or Filipino 2,307
East Asian language: Any other East Asian language 610
Oceanic or Australian language 118
North or South American language 6
Caribbean Creole 66
Caribbean Creole: English-based Caribbean Creole 18
Caribbean Creole: Any other Caribbean Creole 48
African language 11,751
African language: Amharic 311
African language: Tigrinya 1,027
African language: Somali 3,113
African language: Krio 27
African language: Akan 1,265
African language: Yoruba 353
African language: Igbo 578
African language: Swahili or Kiswahili 994
African language: Luganda 48
African language: Lingala 114
African language: Shona 1,570
African language: Afrikaans 382
African language: Any other Nigerian language 322
African language: Any other West African language 600
African language: Any other African language 1,047
Sign language 2,331
Sign language: British Sign Language 1,861
Sign language: Any other sign language 107
Sign language: Any sign communication system 363
Other language 429

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