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Thursday, 08 March 2018

Language diversity in NSW 2017

CESE's latest statistical bulletin identifies the diversity of students with a language background other than English who were enrolled in NSW government schools in 2017.

Here's a summary of the key findings:
• About one third (34%) of students in NSW government schools come from homes where languages other than English are spoken.
• The concentration of students with a Language Background Other Than English (LBOTE) is greater in the Sydney metropolitan area.
• Across all Sydney schools, the proportion of LBOTE students is 53%. The highest proportion of LBOTE students is in Sydney-West.
• The Indian languages category is now the largest language group, representing 17% of total LBOTE students. This is before Chinese languages (16%) and Arabic (14%).

Last modified on Thursday, 08 March 2018