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English as a first language in the United Kingdom in 2011

Proportion of the population of the United Kingdom whose main language was English in 2011, by country

The data displays the percentage of the population of the UK that that had English as their main language in 2011. There was a lower percentage of non-English/Welsh speakers in Wales than in any of the other countries, and England had the highest percentage of non-English speakers.

England 92 8
Wales 97.1 2.9
Northern Ireland 96.9 3.1
Scotland 92.6 7.4