22% not native English speakers

Figures from the 2011 census have revealed that 22% of Londoners do not speak English as their first language.

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Census indicates cycling boom

161,700 people now cycle to work in London. Credit: REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

The census appeared to confirm a boom in cycling in London, with 161,700, or 2.6% of the population, using this form of transport to get to work in the capital.

This compared with 77,000 a decade ago, the ONS said, but these figures were not strictly comparable as the 2001 figures did not include those people who said they worked from home.

Meanwhile 50%, or two million people, used public transport to get to work in London.

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