Comparing Australian Church Attenders by Country of Birth

This research profile compares three groups of attenders from all denominations who participated in the 2016 National Church Life Survey: those born in Australia, those born in another English speaking country and those born in another non-English speaking country. Comparisons are presented on the NCLS vitality measures.


The People of this Church: Demographics, patterns of attendance, involvement in church life of your chosen groups of attenders.

Church Vitality (Core Qualities of Church Life): A detailed look at each of the nine core qualities that shape the vitality of the churches, comparing these three groups of attenders.

Who took part

Australia in 2016: 127,380 adult attenders (aged 15+ years, who were born in Australia) from all denominations who completed the 2016 National Church Life Survey.

Other English speaking in 2016: 19,007 adult attenders (aged 15+ years, who were born in another country where English is the main language) from all denominations who completed the 2016 National Church Life Survey.

Non-English speaking 2016: 40,580 adult attenders (aged 15+ years, who were born in a country where English is not the main language) from all denominations who completed the 2016 National Church Life Survey.

Authors

Ruth Powell, Sam Sterland, Miriam Pepper and Nicole Hancock.

Data Sources

Data is from the 2016 National Church Life Survey (NCLS) by NCLS Research.

Citation

Powell, R., Sterland, S., Pepper, M. and Hancock, N. (2018). Comparing Australian Church Attenders by Country of Birth. Research Profile 1804. Sydney: NCLS Research.

Copyright

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