Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 20-Aug-18
The Sydney Swans have again topped the annual Roy Morgan AFL supporter ladder, with 1.174 million supporters, although this is down 30,000 (-2.5%) from a year ago. The 2018 annual Roy Morgan AFL club supporters survey shows that the Western Bulldogs have had the biggest increase, lifting their support base by 104,000 (+42.1%) to 351,000 after their drought-breaking 2016 Premiership. Reigning AFL Premiers Richmond also saw a significant jump in support, up by 45,000 (+10.2%) to 487,000; neighbouring club Hawthorn, three-time Premiers between 2013-2015, saw support increase by 17,000 (+3.2%) to 545,000 to become the third most supported Victorian club. Collingwood is the most widely supported Victorian club with 660,000 supporters, just ahead of Essendon with 651,000 supporters. Meanwhile, Melbourne Football Club has the highest supporter to membership conversion rate, at 22.4%.
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