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2021 ACC Church Census

In partnership with the 2021 NCLS Church Census

2021 ACC Church Census

In partnership with the 2021 NCLS Church Census

The ACC National Executive is asking all our local churches to take part in our annual ACC Church Census with data over four consecutive weeks of your choice across February and March 2022.

The data we collect from this survey every year is extremely beneficial for us all. It provides national statistics and trends that present the collective health and strength of our Movement to government, community agencies and the marketplace in general.

Your responses provide an extremely helpful source of information to structure and plan for the future, both nationally and locally. They are even more critical this year as we did not run a Census in 2020.

We are conducting the annual ACC Census in partnership with the five-yearly 2021 National Church Life Survey, run by NCLS Research.  Our churches will join thousands of other churches in 20 denominations and movements to create a reliable picture of Australian church life.  This means that our Church Census is longer this year – but will return to a shorter form in the future.   Thank you for your patience and efforts to support the whole Church, as well as our movement.

Ps Sean Stanton

Secretary, ACC National Executive.

Due to interruptions with the postal system and a delayed return to in-person church services for many, ACC churches are invited to complete the Census over four consecutive weeks of your choice across February and March 2022

One or more nominated leaders should complete one census for each local church.

'Local church' refers to the whole gathering of attenders who meet at a single location or site. A local church may consist of more than one church service or congregation.

Are you a ‘multi-site’ church, meeting at more than one location or site (e.g. a multi-campus church)? If your church meets at more than one location or site, please complete one Church Census per church location.

Ready to start?

You will have been sent an email with a unique 'Church Code' for this survey.  (Please contact the NCLS Research office if you do not have this Code).

To begin, type your Church Code into the box below.

For more information see and By completing the survey form you consent to take part in the research. Participants are unable  to withdraw data after it has been submitted. Results will be supplied to churches, church and denominational leaders, and used for research into views of church attenders and matters of church life.  Charles Sturt University’s Human Research Ethics Committee has approved this project. If you have any complaints or reservations about the ethical conduct of this project, you may  contact The Governance Officer, Human Research Ethics Committee, Ethics and Compliance Unit, Locked Bag 588, Wagga Wagga NSW 2678, Phone: (02) 6933 4213 Email:  Any issues you raise will be treated in confidence and investigated fully and you will be informed of the outcome.