Polish '2nd language in England'

New figures from the 2011 census show that Polish appears to be the second biggest language in England, with 1% of residents citing it as their main language.

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22% of Londoners speak English as a second language

Graph shows the percentage of UK and Welsh residents who do not speak English as their first language. Credit: ONS

22% of people living in London do not speak English as their main language, according to the ONS.

Outside London this percentage varied from three per cent in the North East to 7% in the West Midlands.

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