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Enrolments of LBOTE government preschool students by largest language groups (2015-2022)

This dataset captures the diversity of students with a language background other than English (LBOTE) who are enrolled in NSW government preschools.

Data Notes:

  • LBOTE students are those in whose home a language other than English is spoken by the student, parents, or other primary caregivers.

  • Preschools include all preschools attached to government primary/infant schools, Dubbo School of Distance Education, School of the Air and the John Brotchie Nursery School. Government funded community preschools and NSW Centre-Based services that provide a preschool program in NSW are not included.

  • Students include children enrolled in a preschool or an Early Intervention program that is run by a NSW government school. These government preschool classes provide full-time or part-time schooling at pre-primary level.

  • LBOTE enrolment figures are collected in March of each year. Most other collections use enrolment data that are collected as part of the Mid Year Census in August.

  • Indian and Chinese Languages are included as a combined total, and also as separate distinct languages. Therefore Indian and Chinese data appears twice in the table.

  • Due to rounding issues, the total percentage for Indian and Chinese Language groups may be slightly different to the sum of the distinct languages. ‘Other language groups’ includes languages with small enrolments. The total number of languages included in ‘Other language groups’ is specified in the notes at the bottom of the table.

Data Source:

  • Schools: Language Diversity in NSW

Data and Resources


Additional Info

Field Value
Title Enrolments of LBOTE government preschool students by largest language groups (2015-2022)
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution
Data Status active
Landing Page https://data.nsw.gov.au/data/dataset/904c7788-ba99-4f96-a274-e171ab5f6250
Date Published 2017-02-12
Date Updated 2024-07-02
Contact Point
NSW Department of Education
Data Services <data.services@det.nsw.edu.au>
Temporal Coverage 2015-01-01 - 2022-12-31
Geospatial Coverage NSW81093: New South Wales
Jurisdiction New South Wales
Data Portal Data.NSW
Publisher/Agency NSW Department of Education