The latest Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) National Listener Survey shows that there is an increase in people listening to community radio exclusively each week.
The radio and online survey questioned 10,000 Australians over the age of 18 across the nation. Listeners have increased by 5 percent with 5.362 million listeners per week around the nation.
“Independent, diverse and accessible media like community radio has never been more crucial to supporting an open society, strong democracy and vibrant culture,” says CBAA Chief Executive Officer Jon Bisset, refering to the 450+ not-for-profit community-owned radio stations operating in rural, regional and metropolitan areas of Australia.
The infographic below brings together data from the CBAA's independent research programs, including the National Listener Survey, and Station Census: