Schools: Language diversity in NSW, 2014
This bulletin was originally published 15 January 2015.
CESE’s Schools: Language diversity in NSW, 2014 bulletin summarises the diversity of students with language backgrounds other than English (LBOTE) who were enrolled in NSW government schools in March 2014. The census of students from language backgrounds other than English (LBOTE) was conducted on 7 March 2014 in all NSW government schools, including preschools, intensive English centres and distance education centres.
In 2014, 68.4 per cent of students who are currently enrolled in NSW government schools come from homes where English is the only language. The 2014 collection of language background data shows that almost one third (31.6 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 2013 and 1.4 percentage points from 2012.
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