Coventry’s Diversity

Published: 18 October 2019

According to Coventry City Council “50 first languages are spoken in Coventry schools by 50 or more children. The most common first languages spoken are English (67.1%), followed by Panjabi (3.9%); Polish (3.9%); Urdu (3.1%); Romanian (1.7%); and Bengali (1.6%).”


“Coventry has a population of 366,800 residents in mid-2018. It is the ninth largest city in England by population. The city has seen a sustained increase in its population over the past ten years. This is due to natural change (more births than deaths) and international migration. From 2017-2018, Coventry is the 14th fastest-growing local authority area out of 381.”