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National Church Life Survey 2011 Attender Data representative dataset

Australian Catholic University

Project Description

The National Church Life Survey is a survey undertaken every five years to coincide with the Australian Census. The NCLS monitors church attendance, demographic information about the attenders. This attenders survey is used by churches and parishes to be better informed about their congregation and to help them plan for the future.

The dataset comprises of a representative sample of 5,000 respondents of the following denominations

- Anglican
- Australian Christian Churches (AOG)
- Baptist
- Catholic
- Churches of Christ
- Lutheran
- Uniting Church
- Other Pentecostal
- Other Protestant (small Protestant denominations, independent)


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