Readership tale of all our cities
Some 9.8 million live in major metro areas and make up the most concentrated area of newspaper readers.
National and metropolitan newspapers provide the nation with comprehensive, in-depth coverage of major national and international stories.
On average, 9.3 million Australians read a national or metro newspaper every week, or 53 per cent of the population.
Some 59 per cent of everyone living in city limits read either a national or metro daily. On an average weekday, 4.2 million read their favourite paper. This total rises to rises to 4.4 million over the weekend.