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Key findings from the Infinite Dial Australia 2022 study confirm that online audio is growing strongly, with 78% of Australians listening monthly. Monthly podcast listening has risen to 40% while radio (live & on demand) remains the most popular audio platform in 2022.

The sixth annual Infinite Dial Australia survey was conducted by Edison Research, first quarter of 2022, using a nationally representative sample of 1,001 Australians aged 12+ in metropolitan and regional Australia.  The research was commissioned by major sponsor CRA, with additional support from LiSTNR and Triton Digital.

2022 topline findings:

  • 80% of Australians listen to live radio or catch-up radio podcasts over the last week, which is holding steady with 2021
  • Radio has remained the top audio source in car, with 80% of Australians listening in cars in the last month
  • 71% of Australians listen to online audio weekly, up from 66% in 2021
  • Average time spent listening to online audio has increased to 13 hours and 31 minutes per week, up from 12 hours and 11 minutes a year ago
  • Podcast listeners are deeply engaged, listing to an average of seven episodes in the last week
  • Average time spent listening to podcasts surged to seven hours and six minutes per week, up from five hours in 2021
  • More than one quarter (28%) of Australians now own a smart speaker, an increase in the past 12 months. For those who have adopted the technology, they own an average of 2 devices
For more information, please email Jaime Chaux (Head of Digital) or call 02 9281 6577.

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