Number of foreign languages known (self-reported) by educational attainment level - All ISCED 1997 levels - 1 language

Based on a comparison of 28 countries in 2011, Cyprus ranked the highest in Number of foreign languages known (self-reported) by educational attainment level - All ISCED 1997 levels - 1 language with 56.7% followed by Austria and Serbia. On the other end of the scale was Luxembourg with 4.70%, Finland with 13.1% and Belgium with 13.8%.

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Countries Unit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Austria % 50.4 ... ... ...  
Belgium % 16.3 ... ... ...  
Bulgaria % 30.0 ... ... ...  
Croatia % 39.7 ... ... ... ...
Cyprus % 59.3 ... ... ...  
Czech Republic % 34.6 ... ... ...  
Denmark % 35.8 ... ... ...  
Estonia % 30.4 ... ... ...  
Finland % 16.0 ... ... ...  
France % 35.9 ... ... ...  
Germany % 41.3 ... ... ...  
Hungary % 17.6 ... ... ...  
Ireland % ... ... ... ...  
Italy % 33.8 ... ... ...  
Latvia % 40.0 ... ... ...  
Lithuania % 31.5 ... ... ...  
Luxembourg % ... ... ... ...  
Malta % 26.0 ... ... ...  
Netherlands % ... ... ... ...  
Norway % 22.4 ... ... ...  
Poland % 39.0 ... ... ...  
Portugal % 22.3 ... ... ...  
Serbia % ... ... ... ...  
Slovakia % 24.4 ... ... ...  
Slovenia % 20.5 ... ... ...  
Spain % 35.4 ... ... ...  
Sweden % 44.6 ... ... ...  
Switzerland % ... ... ... ...  
Turkey % 21.6 ... ... ...  
United Kingdom % 64.9 ... ... ... ...