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Tuesday 2 September 2014

Polish Wexford's second language

Published 08/01/2013 | 11:07

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According to the new figures, 421 people in Wexford were unable to speak any English whatsoever on the night of the 2011 Census.

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Of the 11,257 speakers of foreign languages in Wexford, 42.36% (4,768) judged themselves to be able to speak English 'very well'. 3,547 people said they could speak English 'well' while 2,046 people said they couldn't speak English well. A total of 445 people didn't state their ability at speaking English.

Other than English, Polish was the language most spoken in Wexford, with a total of 3,905 speakers in the county. 1,162 spoke French, 732 spoke Lithuanian, while 5,458 ticked 'other' in relation to the foreign language spoken.

36% of people (50,936) stated that they were able to speak Irish.

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