Schools: Language diversity in NSW, 2013
This bulletin was originally published 16 January 2014.
CESE’s Schools: Language diversity in NSW, 2013 bulletin summarises the diversity of students with language backgrounds other than English (LBOTE) who were enrolled in NSW government schools in March 2013. The census of students from language backgrounds other than English (LBOTE) was conducted on 8 March 2013 in all NSW government schools, including preschools, intensive English centres and distance education centres.
In 2013, 69.1 per cent of students who are currently enrolled in NSW government schools come from homes where English is the only language. The 2013 collection of language background data shows that almost one third (30.9 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 0.7 percentage points from 2012.
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