As at 2010, community radio in Australia had:
- 361 fully licensed community radio stations
- 50 temporary licensed community radio stations
- 7 ethnic stations
- 7 education stations
- 15 Radio for the Print Handicapped stations
- 22 Indigenous stations
- 35 religious stations
- 8 youth stations
- 8 senior/mature age stations
- 4 fine music stations
- Almost 20,000 volunteers in the sector
- Average 74 volunteers per station
- 20% of station volunteers are under 26 years of age
- 34% of all community radio stations are sole providers of local programming in their area
- 72% of station programming is locally produced – approximately 120 hours per station per week.
- 37% of music programming is Australian music
- The average community radio station broadcasts 45 hours of Australian music each week
- Nationally 2,118 hours of programs broadcast for people from non-English speaking background each week
- 1,257 hours per week of programming aimed at Indigenous audiences
- 1,623 hours per week of programming aimed at people with a print handicap
- Sponsorship largest income category – 39% of national income
- Subscription/membership 7% of national income
- Donations 12% of national income.
Prepared for the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia by McNair Ingenuity Research © 2010. Produced as part of CBOnline.
You can also download a copy of the 2011 CBD (Station Census). The Station Census is conducted every two years.