Schools: Language diversity in NSW, 2019
This bulletin was originally published 26 February 2020.
CESE’s Schools: Language diversity in NSW, 2019 bulletin summarises the diversity of students with language backgrounds other than English (LBOTE) who were enrolled in NSW government schools in March 2019. The census of students from language backgrounds other than English (LBOTE) was conducted on 8 March 2019 in all NSW government schools, including preschools, intensive English centres and distance education centres.
In March 2019, 64.1% of students enrolled in NSW government schools came from homes where English was the only language spoken. More than a third (35.9%) of students came from homes where languages other than English were spoken. The proportion of LBOTE students rose by 0.8 percentage points from 2018, and by 1.7 percentage points from 2017.
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