Schools: Language diversity in NSW, 2016
This bulletin was originally published 23 February 2017.
CESE’s Schools: Language diversity in NSW, 2016 bulletin summarises the diversity of students with language backgrounds other than English (LBOTE) who were enrolled in NSW government schools in March 2016. The census of students from language backgrounds other than English (LBOTE) was conducted on 4 March 2016 in all NSW government schools, including preschools, intensive English centres and distance education centres.
In 2016, 66.9 per cent of students who are enrolled in NSW government schools come from homes where English is the only language. The 2016 collection of language background data shows that about one third (33.1 per cent) of students in NSW government schools come from homes where languages other than English are spoken. The proportion of LBOTE students rose by 0.8 percentage points from 2015 and 1.6 percentage point from 2014.
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