Schools: Language diversity in NSW, 2017
This bulletin was originally published 01 March 2018.
CESE’s Schools: Language diversity in NSW, 2017 bulletin summarises the diversity of students with language backgrounds other than English (LBOTE) who were enrolled in NSW government schools in March 2017. The census of students from language backgrounds other than English (LBOTE) was conducted on 3 March 2017 in all NSW government schools, including preschools, intensive English centres and distance education centres.
In 2017, 65.8 per cent of students who were enrolled in NSW government schools came from homes where English is the only language. The 2017 collection of language background data shows that about one third (34.2 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 1.1 percentage points from 2016 and 1.9 percentage point from 2015.
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