NATIONAL COUNT OF ATTENDANCE

 

 

 

The 4th National Count of Attendance was conducted in May 2016. The count is conducted in the same year as the Australian Census and the National Church Life Survey so that information collected can most effectively be used in association with results from the two larger projects. A final report based on the findings from these projects is now available. The report provides a detailed review of the demographics of Mass attenders, as well as changes in attendance patterns over the last two decades.

  The Australian Catholic Mass Attendance Report 2016

 

2011

The 3rd National Count of Attendance was conducted in May 2011. Click on the link below to view the final report.

Mass Attendance in Australia: A Critical Moment – A Report based on the National Count of Attendance, the National Church Life survey and the Australian Census.

 

2006

The 2nd National Count of Attendance was conducted in all parishes and other Mass centres throughout Australia in May 2006. Click on the link below to view the final report.

Final Report for National Count of Attendance 2006.

 

2001

The first National Count of Attendance was conducted in May 2001, and showed that approximately 765,000 Catholics, of all ages, attended Mass on a typical weekend. This figure represented about 15.3% of the Australian Catholic population.