Schools: Language diversity in NSW, 2018
This bulletin was originally published 29 March 2019.
CESE’s Schools: Language diversity in NSW, 2018 bulletin summarises the diversity of students with language backgrounds other than English (LBOTE) who were enrolled in NSW government schools in March 2018. The census of students from language backgrounds other than English (LBOTE) was conducted on 9 March 2018 in all NSW government schools, including preschools, intensive English centres and distance education centres.
In March 2018, 64.9 per cent of students who were enrolled in NSW government schools came from homes where English was the only language spoken. More than one third (35.1 per cent) of students came from homes where languages other than English were spoken. The proportion of LBOTE students rose by 0.9 percentage points from 2017 and 2.8 percentage points from 2015.
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