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Foreign language skills statistics - Statistics explained (Eurostat)

Last Updated: 10 May 2019

Data extracted in April 2019.

Planned article update: May 2024.

This article presents an overview of European Union (EU) statistics related to self-reported foreign language skills. It provides information on the number of foreign languages known, as well as levels of command/proficiency. The data are analysed by age, sex, level of educational attainment, labour status, occupation and degree of urbanisation. Note that data for some EU Member States may be missing depending upon the type of analysis being conducted [1].

This article is one of a set of statistical articles forming part of an online publication on education and training; it provides a complement to information on foreign language learning statistics. The data presented in this article are all derived from the adult education survey (AES).

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