Newspaper Advertising - Australia

  • Australia
  • Ad spending in the Newspaper Advertising market in Australia is forecasted to reach US$0.43bn in 2024.
  • The ad spending is anticipated to demonstrate an annual growth rate (CAGR 2024-2029) of -4.03%, leading to a projected market volume of US$0.35bn by 2029.
  • With a projected market volume of US$5,030.00m in 2024, most revenue will be generated in Australia.
  • In the Newspaper Advertising market in Australia, the number of readers is expected to reach 3.5m users by 2029.
  • The average ad spending per reader in the Newspaper Advertising market is projected to be US$73.60 in 2024.
  • Australia's newspaper advertising market is experiencing a shift towards digital platforms, reflecting changing consumer preferences and technological advancements in the country.

Key regions: Australia, France, United States, Japan, United Kingdom

Region comparison

Analyst Opinion

The Newspaper Advertising market in Australia has been experiencing significant changes and developments in recent years.

Customer preferences:
In line with global trends, customer preferences in the Newspaper Advertising market in Australia have been shifting towards digital platforms. With the rise of smartphones and the increasing popularity of online news consumption, more and more Australians are turning to digital newspapers for their daily news fix. This shift in customer preferences has led to a decline in print newspaper circulation and a corresponding decrease in newspaper advertising revenue.

Trends in the market:
One of the key trends in the Newspaper Advertising market in Australia is the rise of programmatic advertising. Programmatic advertising allows advertisers to target specific audiences based on their demographics, interests, and online behavior. This targeted approach to advertising has proven to be more effective and efficient, leading to a higher return on investment for advertisers. As a result, many advertisers in Australia are allocating a larger portion of their advertising budgets to programmatic advertising, further driving the shift away from traditional newspaper advertising. Another trend in the market is the increasing use of native advertising. Native advertising involves creating content that seamlessly integrates with the editorial content of a newspaper, making it less intrusive and more engaging for readers. This form of advertising has gained popularity in Australia as it allows advertisers to reach their target audience in a more subtle and organic way. By blending in with the surrounding content, native advertising is able to capture the attention of readers without disrupting their reading experience.

Local special circumstances:
Australia's geographic location and relatively small population have also played a role in the development of the Newspaper Advertising market. With a vast landmass and a population concentrated in major cities, it can be challenging for newspapers to reach a wide audience. This has led to a greater reliance on digital platforms, which have the ability to reach a larger and more diverse audience across the country. Additionally, Australia's multicultural society has created a demand for newspapers that cater to specific ethnic communities, further driving the shift towards digital platforms that can offer more targeted content.

Underlying macroeconomic factors:
The Australian economy has been relatively stable in recent years, with steady economic growth and low unemployment rates. This has created a favorable environment for advertisers, as consumers have more disposable income to spend on products and services. However, the ongoing digital transformation of the advertising industry has also resulted in increased competition, as advertisers have more options and platforms to choose from. As a result, newspapers in Australia are facing increased pressure to innovate and adapt to the changing landscape in order to remain competitive in the market. In conclusion, the Newspaper Advertising market in Australia is undergoing significant changes and developments driven by customer preferences, market trends, local special circumstances, and underlying macroeconomic factors. The shift towards digital platforms, the rise of programmatic and native advertising, Australia's unique geographic and multicultural landscape, and the stable macroeconomic environment are all contributing to the transformation of the market.


Data coverage:

Data encompasses enterprises (B2B). Figures are based on newspaper advertising spending and exclude agency commissions, rebates, production costs, and taxes. The market covers advertising in printed newspapers.

Modeling approach:

Market size is determined by a combined top-down and bottom-up approach. We use industry association reports, third-party reports, and survey results from our primary research (e.g., Consumer Insights Global Survey) to analyze the markets. To estimate the market size for each country individually, we use relevant key market indicators and data from country-specific industry associations, such as GDP, population, urban population, and education index.


We use a variety of forecasting techniques, depending on the behavior of the market. For instance, the S-curve function is well suited to forecast digital products due to the non-linear growth of technology adoption, whereas exponential trend smoothing (ETS) is more suited for projecting steady growth in traditional advertising markets.

Additional notes:

Data is modeled using current exchange rates. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war are considered at a country-specific level. The market is updated twice per year in case market dynamics change.


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