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Pupils in Scotland, 2008

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Table 5.8: Main home language of pupils in publicly funded schools, 2008 (1)

Pupils whose main home language is neither
English, Gaelic, Scots, Doric nor Sign Language

Number of languages (2)

Main three languages after English (3)

Aberdeen City

1,811

78

Polish, Arabic, Bengali

Aberdeenshire

738

49

Polish, Lithuanian, Scots

Angus

239

34

Polish, Urdu, Punjabi

Argyll & Bute

181

31

Polish, Gaelic, French

Clackmannanshire

127

19

Polish, Urdu, Punjabi

Dumfries & Galloway

313

43

Polish, Cantonese, Punjabi

Dundee City

964

55

Punjabi, Urdu, Polish

East Ayrshire

165

32

Cantonese, Urdu, Polish

East Dunbartonshire

505

45

Punjabi, Cantonese, Urdu

East Lothian

189

37

Polish, Punjabi, Bosnian

East Renfrewshire

1,164

38

Urdu, Punjabi, Cantonese

Edinburgh City

3,996

90

Polish, Urdu, Punjabi

Eilean Siar

45

17

Gaelic, -

Falkirk

470

37

Punjabi, Urdu, Polish

Fife

919

54

Polish, Punjabi, Urdu

Glasgow City

8,624

110

Punjabi, Urdu, Arabic

Highland

736

52

Polish, Gaelic, Tagalog

Inverclyde

100

22

Cantonese, Punjabi, Sign Language

Midlothian

227

36

Polish, Urdu, Punjabi

Moray

341

38

Polish, Scots, Portuguese

North Ayrshire

190

23

Cantonese, Punjabi, Polish

North Lanarkshire

1,179

53

Punjabi, Polish, Urdu

Orkney Islands

24

8

-

Perth & Kinross

506

46

Polish, Scots, Cantonese

Renfrewshire

570

44

Punjabi, Polish, Urdu

Scottish Borders

307

33

Polish, Portuguese, Scots

Shetland Islands

57

19

Polish, -

South Ayrshire

198

34

Polish, Cantonese, Punjabi

South Lanarkshire

845

49

Punjabi, Urdu, Cantonese

Stirling

241

40

Polish, Punjabi, Urdu

West Dunbartonshire

192

36

Polish, Punjabi, Swahili

West Lothian

638

49

Polish, Urdu, Punjabi

All local authorities

26,801

145

Polish, Punjabi, Urdu

(1) Data includes 1,859 pupils who are not based in their reporting school and hence are likely to be double counted.
(2) Languages other than English and Gaelic.
(3) Where languages are spoken by fewer than 10 pupils this is represented by a -
National figures on page 18.