2021 AFL Membership Tracker / Figures

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PonsfordMagpie

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 3, 2013
9,023
17,077
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Chelsea
To be fair, total AFL club memberships have climbed significantly across the board in the last 6 years. It'll be about 200,000 higher than 2015, of which Richmond comprise about 30,000.
  • 2021 = 1,000,000+
  • 2017 = 907,561
  • 2016 = 875, 197
  • 2015 = 836,136
Fair points.

Total club membership numbers (average per club):

2013 = 756,717 (42,040)
2014 = 804,460 (44,692)
2015 = 836,136 (46,452)
2016 = 875,197 (48,622)
2017 = 907,561 (50,420)
2018 = 1,008,494 (56,027)
2019 = 1,057,572 (58,754)
2020 = 992,854 (55,159)
2021 = 973,977 among 16 clubs (60,874)

2021 is incomplete for obvious reasons. Haven't seen any numbers from Adelaide and Fremantle and the numbers will need to be audited by the AFL.
 

GhostofJimJess

Norm Smith Medallist
Jan 14, 2002
9,798
6,278
...
AFL Club
Richmond
Fair points.

Total club membership numbers (average per club):

2013 = 756,717 (42,040)
2014 = 804,460 (44,692)
2015 = 836,136 (46,452)
2016 = 875,197 (48,622)
2017 = 907,561 (50,420)
2018 = 1,008,494 (56,027)
2019 = 1,057,572 (58,754)
2020 = 992,854 (55,159)
2021 = 973,977 among 16 clubs (60,874)

2021 is incomplete for obvious reasons. Haven't seen any numbers from Adelaide and Fremantle and the numbers will need to be audited by the AFL.
Yeah, there's definitely been a mental shift in footy fans to become supporters. Probably courtesy of better marketing strategies by the AFL - I don't think we've necessarily become more passionate as fans, but I could be wrong.
 

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PonsfordMagpie

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 3, 2013
9,023
17,077
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Chelsea
Latest

Richmond = 103,450
West Coast = 100,000 (announced on May 7)
Carlton = 81,012
Collingwood = 80,897
Essendon = 80,642
Hawthorn = 70,000 (announced on April 20)
Geelong = 67,556
Port Adelaide = 59,861
St Kilda = 55,012
Melbourne = 52,448
Sydney = 48,782
Western Bulldogs = 46,191
North Melbourne = 46,081
Brisbane = 40,000 (announced on June 23)
GWS = "around" 25,000 (as of March 25)
Gold Coast = 18,823

Updated Collingwood, Essendon, Melbourne and North Melbourne numbers.

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PonsfordMagpie

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 3, 2013
9,023
17,077
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Chelsea
Latest

Richmond = 103,450
West Coast = 100,000 (announced on May 7)
Carlton = 81,012
Collingwood = 80,897
Essendon = 80,642
Hawthorn = 70,000 (announced on April 20)
Geelong = 70,000 (announced on July 26)
Port Adelaide = 59,861
St Kilda = 55,012
Melbourne = 52,448
Sydney = 48,782
Western Bulldogs = 46,464
North Melbourne = 46,219
Brisbane = 40,000 (announced on June 23)
GWS = "around" 25,000 (as of March 25)
Gold Coast = 18,823

Updated Geelong, Western Bulldogs and North Melbourne numbers are updated.

OP also updated
 

Engimal v3

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Sep 21, 2017
7,919
15,340
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Tasmania
What was Collingwood's membership in 2009? Feels like they've been hanging around 80k forever.
 

PonsfordMagpie

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 3, 2013
9,023
17,077
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Chelsea
What was Collingwood's membership in 2009? Feels like they've been hanging around 80k forever.
Collingwood

2009 = 45,972
2010 = 57,408
2011 = 71,796
2012 = 72,688
2013 = 78,427
2014 = 79,347
2015 = 75,037
2016 = 74,643
2017 = 75,879
2018 = 75,507
2019 = 85,226
2020 = 76,862
2021 = 80,897 (as of July 19)
 

Blahu

Rookie
Apr 23, 2021
20
1
AFL Club
Carlton
I think we should have a membership tracker , similar to the one League-Unlimited has for its NRL clubs .

Will give people an idea of how excited a fan base is , and it is generally interesting to keep track of the figures.

Latest


West Coast = 103,719
Richmond = 103,450
Carlton = 81,012
Collingwood = 80,897
Essendon = 80,642
Hawthorn = 70,000 (announced on April 20)
Geelong = 70,000 (announced on July 26)
Port Adelaide = 59,861
St Kilda = 55,012
Melbourne = 52,448
Sydney = 48,782
Western Bulldogs = 46,464
North Melbourne = 46,219
Brisbane = 40,000 (announced on June 23)
GWS = "around" 25,000 (as of March 25)
Gold Coast = 18,823

Happy to update if there's any incorrect numbers.
 

Blahu

Rookie
Apr 23, 2021
20
1
AFL Club
Carlton
I think we should have a membership tracker , similar to the one League-Unlimited has for its NRL clubs .

Will give people an idea of how excited a fan base is , and it is generally interesting to keep track of the figures.

Latest

Richmond = 103,450
West Coast = 100,000 (announced on May 7)
Carlton = 81,012
Collingwood = 80,897
Essendon = 80,642
Hawthorn = 70,000 (announced on April 20)
Geelong = 70,000 (announced on July 26)
Port Adelaide = 59,861
St Kilda = 55,012
Melbourne = 52,448
Sydney = 48,782
Western Bulldogs = 46,464
North Melbourne = 46,219
Brisbane = 40,000 (announced on June 23)
GWS = "around" 25,000 (as of March 25)
Gold Coast = 18,823

Happy to update if there's any incorrect numbers.
port 61,600
 

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