Community Radio Listener Survey


Community Radio Listener Survey

The Community Radio Listener Survey is a survey of the community radio listening habits of Australians.

It is a hybrid telephone and online survey of a representative sample of 16,000 Australians over the age of 15, across all Australian states and territories and is conducted on behalf of the CBAA by McNair yellowSquares, an accredited Australian market and social research organisation with a long history of media research dating back to the first radio audience surveys held in the 1930s. 

The surveys provide invaluable feedback to community stations and stakeholders about trends, listeners, and the sector itself.

The latest data for July 2023 is now available!

Latest Community Radio Listener Survey data
  • Community radio reaches over 4.71 million Australians every week
  • 29% of all radio listeners listen to community radio
  • Listeners spend an average 14.9 hours listening to community radio each week

Click on the below image to access our interactive dashboard!

Community Radio Listener Survey

Want to get data specific to your station?

CBAA’s Station Listener Reports are produced using data from the Community Radio Listener Survey. These reports are an excellent tool for stations to use in identifying listening habits and presenting data to potential station sponsors because they offer audience reach, listener figures and more. This information is also aids in reporting to regulators and funding bodies.

Station Listener Reports are the gold standard for potential sponsors of community radio stations. To inquire about a Station Listener Report for your station, contact the CBAA on 02 9310 2999 or email [email protected]