Schools: Language diversity in NSW, 2015

This bulletin was originally published 18 January 2016.

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Overview

CESE’s Schools: Language diversity in NSW, 2015 bulletin summarises the diversity of students with language backgrounds other than English (LBOTE) who were enrolled in NSW government schools in March 2015. The census of students from language backgrounds other than English (LBOTE) was conducted on 6 March 2015 in all NSW government schools, including preschools, intensive English centres and distance education centres.

In 2015, 67.7 per cent of students who are currently enrolled in NSW government schools come from homes where English is the only language. The 2015 collection of language background data shows that about one third (32.3 per cent) of students in NSW government schools come from homes where languages other than English are spoken. The proportion of students rose by 0.7 percentage points from 2014 and 1.4 percentage point from 2013.

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