Australian Research

Church Growth, Decline, Planting and Multiplication in Australia

Results from the 2016 National Church Life Survey and NCLS Research Estimates Project. A Report prepared for Exponential Australia, by NCLS Research (Sam Sterland, July 2021).

Geneva Push

In 2016 Geneva Push published research in relation to church planting in Australia. The research conducted by Lifeway Research provides some interesting insights into factors that are key to the success of church plants in Australia.

NCLS have produced a paper that uses 2011 and 2006 NCLS data to explore whether newer churches or ‘church plants’ differ from older churches in terms of health and vitality.

City Infield, an initiative of social research agency McCrindle, launched new research exploring the future of the Church in Australia. The research seeks to understand the soul of Australia in 2020, pinpoint where spiritual growth is occurring and reveal key trends that will shape the church of the future.

McCrindle Research regularly prepare excellent research in relation to faith in Australia. The following link will take you to a blog on and their report into Faith and Belief in Australia.