Frequent question: What percentage of London is bilingual?

Is London multilingual?

Multilingual Capital: A Resource for London Communities

London is a multilingual capital. Over 20 per cent (20%) of Londoners use a main language other than English.

How many languages in London are spoken?

Over 250 languages are spoken in London, making the capital the most linguistically diverse city in the world.

How many Londoners speak English?

Those who reported English (or Welsh in Wales) as their main language accounted for 92.3% of the population, except in London where proportion was much lower. Those who reported another main language accounted for 7.7% of the population, with Polish topping the list of “other” main languages.

Which country has the lowest percentage of bilingual speakers in the world?

The two with the lowest rates of bilingualism – defined as being able to hold a conversation in more than one language – were the UK and Ireland. About two-thirds of people in these countries speak only English.

What is the most spoken language in London?

What are the top 3 languages spoken in London?

Main languages spoken by London’s workers

Language Number of speakers
English 3,622,611
Polish 105,683
French 50,158
Gujarati 47,892
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