National Church Life Survey (NCLS)

Website link to: NCLS Research

NCLS 2016

Over 355 Catholic parishes took part in the 2016 National Church Life Survey, along with parishes and congregations from around 20 other Christian denominations. Of these, 193 parishes were part of a national random sample, selected so as to ensure there was a representative sample of parishes from each diocese.
To view the overall Catholic results, click on the link below:
Denominational Church Life Profile: The Catholic Church in Australia in 2016

 

A SNAPSHOT OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN THE 2016 NATIONAL CHURCH LIFE SURVEY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mass Attenders’ attitudes to the English translation of the Mass: A Report to the National Liturgical Council on questions included in the 2016 National Church Life Survey

In the 2016 NCLS, the National Liturgical Council commissioned two questions that appeared in questionnaires completed by 2,591 Mass attenders. These attenders were from the 193 Catholic parishes that made up the national random sample. Since the national random sample is statistically representative of all Catholic Church attenders in Australia, the findings of the survey can confidently be regarded as applying, with a high level of probability, to the whole Church in Australia.

The National Centre for Pastoral Research prepared a report on the results of the survey for the National Liturgical Council in May 2018. This report can be accessed at this link: Mass Attenders’ attitudes to the English translation of the Mass: A Report to the National Liturgical Council on questions included in the 2016 National Church Life Survey.

 

 

NCLS 2011

Over 200 Catholic parishes took part in the 2011 NCLS, along with parishes and congregations from around 22 other Christian denominations. To view the overall Catholic results, click on the link below:

Denominational Church Life Profile: The Catholic Church in Australia in 2011

 

 

NCLS 2006

Over 300 Catholic parishes took part in the 2006 NCLS, along with parishes and congregations from around 20 other Christian denominations. To view the overall Catholic results, click on the link below:

Denominational Church Life Profile: the Catholic Church in Australia 2006

NCLS Research has created a series of Topic Papers for the Catholic Church in Australia based on results from the 2006 survey. Click on the link below to view each topic.

Topic Paper 1 – Age profile 

Topic Paper 2 – New arrivals

Topic Paper 3 – Leadership

Topic Paper 4 – Vision

Topic Paper 5 – Inspire

Topic Paper 6 – Financial giving

Topic Paper 7 – Faith sharing

Topic Paper 8 – Community connections

Topic Paper 9 – Children & youth

Topic Paper 10 – Demographics

Topic Paper 11 – Leader strengths

 

NCLS 2001

NCLS 2001: Comparison of Australian and American Mass attenders.

MORE FROM NCLS RESEARCH

A Demographic Profile of Senior Clergy in Local Churches: Catholic Church in Australia

 

A Snapshot of Effective and
Sustainable Leadership Issues:
Catholic Church in Australia