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Enrolments of LBOTE government school students by largest language groups (2017-2022)

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

Data Notes:

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

  • LBOTE and total (headcount) 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.

  • The table is ordered by the largest language groups for language groups with 1000 or more students in the most recent year presented. Language groups with fewer than 1000 students are included in 'other language groups'.

  • 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.

  • There can be minor changes in the categorization of less common languages and dialects over time. For example, these definitional variations account for the difference in the 2018 total as reported in the ‘Enrolments of LBOTE government school students by largest language groups’ table in the 2018 and 2019 LBOTE bulletins.

Data Source:

  • Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation, NSW Department of Education.

Data and Resources


Additional Info

Field Value
Title Enrolments of LBOTE government school students by largest language groups (2017-2022)
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution
Data Status active
Landing Page https://data.nsw.gov.au/data/dataset/b761ad81-7c17-4b6c-b50e-b7e88068b591
Date Published 2024-06-10
Date Updated 2024-07-02
Contact Point
NSW Department of Education
Data Services <data.services@det.nsw.edu.au>
Temporal Coverage 2017-01-01 - 2022-01-01
Geospatial Coverage NSW81093: New South Wales
Jurisdiction New South Wales
Data Portal Data.NSW
Publisher/Agency NSW Department of Education