We recently published our 2018 language diversity bulletin, summarising the language backgrounds of students in NSW government schools.
The bulletin shows the diversity of our students:
over 280,000 students have a language background other than English (LBOTE)
across all LBOTE students in our schools, there were 239 different languages spoken
the top languages/language groups include Indian, Chinese, Arabic and Vietnamese.
The bulletin also explores LBOTE students by level of schooling, language backgrounds of preschool students, concentration of LBOTE students across NSW and the language background of newly arrived students.