Weight Loss Services in Australia: Market Research Report

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Weight Loss Services Market Research Report | ANZSIC S9512 | Aug 2015

Slim growth: External competition and volatile consumer sentiment constrain industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Weight Loss Services market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

According to IBISWorld estimates, 64.6% of Australia's adult population is either overweight or obese. Obesity is now the leading cause of premature death and illness in Australia. Therefore, for both health and cosmetic reasons, there is growing pressure on Australians to take control of their weight. As a result, a significant amount of consumer spending is being directed towards weight loss and health. During 2015-16, Australians are expected to spend $613.6 million on weight-loss counselling services and related low-calorie foods and dietary supplements. This is up 1.2% from the previous year. Over the five years through 2015-16, industry revenue is expected to grow by an annualised 1.1%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Weight Loss Services industry is characterised by a low level of capital intensity, although the degree of capital intensity differs between businesses. For every dollar that the industry invests in capital, operators spend $9.74 on wages. The provision of weight-loss services is highly labour-oriented, as many providers offer personal interaction and tailored services. Companies providing this model maintain a significant share of the market, benefiting by keeping members accountable and helping them remain on track.

Companies that provide diet food and supplements tend to have a higher level of capital intensity due to the need for some manufacturing and distribution equipment... purchase to read more


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What is the Weight Loss Services Industry?

Weight-loss providers include any company offering goods or services specifically promoted as a weight-loss solution. Apart from traditional weight-loss advice and counselling services, companies in this industry offer foods and beverages targeted at those wishing to lose weight. This industry does not include gyms, personal trainers and other exercise-oriented companies.

Industry Products
Individual weight-loss counselling servicesGroup weight-loss counselling servicesFresh and frozen diet mealsDiet shakes, bars, powders and supplementsOther products and services
Industry Activities
Weight loss centre operation (non-medical)Weight loss counselling servicesProvision of low-calorie foods and beveragesSale of products and supplements to assist with weight loss

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