National Listener Survey


The National 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 15,000 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. This information is freely available to the community broadcasting sector. Check out our infographic, which brings together data from the NLS and other sector research.

Find out more about how this survey is conducted here: PDF iconCommunity Radio National Listener Survey Methodology.pdf

The CBAA also offers additional research options for stations seeking data specific to their listening audience.

National Summary Report

Read the latest national summary report: PDF iconMcNair yellowSquares - NLS - Main Report January 2018.pdf

Current Area Fact Sheets

See below for the most up to date Fact Sheets and PDF iconconsult this guide.pdf for more information on how to read the data.

Get Fact Sheets

Get the latest national, state and territory, metro and non-metro fact sheets.