Australians turn to magazines during lockdowns with Food & Entertainment, Home & Garden, General Interest and Mass Women readership up year on year

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 25-Aug-21

The Roy Morgan Australian Readership report for the 12 months to June 2021 shows that a total of 15,201,000 Australians aged 14+ (72.0%) read magazines in print or online either via the web or an app. This is down 4 per cent, or 628,000, from a year ago. Readership of print magazines was 12.0 million Australians aged 14+ (56.8 per cent), down 2.2% from a year ago. Although overall industry readership figures are down slightly compared to a year ago, this is largely due to the closure or suspension of many titles during 2020 as the industry grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic and the nation-wide lockdown. The good news is that many magazine titles have resonated with new audiences during a tough year and are thriving, with solid readership increases seen across many categories. Readership of the Food & Entertainment category increased by 10.8 per cent to over 7.1 million, General Interest was up 6.1 per cent to over 4.1 million, Home & Garden increased by 17.8 per cent to over 3.8 million and Mass Women’s was up 3.8 per cent to over 3 million. These are the latest findings from the Roy Morgan Single Source survey of 64,973 Australians aged 14+ in the 12 months to June 2021.


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