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Rail Passenger Transport in Australia: Market Research Report

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Rail Passenger Transport Market Research Report | ANZSIC I4720 | Apr 2016

The right track: Increasing road congestion has led to increasing industry demand

IBISWorld’s Rail Passenger Transport market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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

There has been a resurgence in the popularity of passenger rail over the past decade, with patronage in many cities reaching record levels. Growing patronage has been driven by several factors, including the high cost of petrol – prior to a substantial drop in 2014-15 – and other costs associated with passenger vehicles, such as parking and time spent in traffic. Higher employment in central business districts (CBDs) and strong population growth have also boosted patronage rates. Industry revenue is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 3.1% over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $8.8 billion. Lower petrol prices compared with previous years are projected to result in slower growth of 2.1% in 2015-16... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Rail Passenger Transport industry is in the mature stage of its economic life cycle, with established services and markets. Ownership changes are minimal, with the presence of new entrants in the industry limited by the high level of government ownership. Industry expansion has occurred over the past five years as Australia's population has grown, particularly in capital cities where the majority of passenger rail revenue is generated. Increased population density in capital cities is also leading to more commuters opting to take the train rather than drive, as road congestion worsens.

Industry value added (IVA), which measures the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 3.4% over the 10 years through 2020-21... purchase to read more


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What is the Rail Passenger Transport Industry?

Companies in the industry operate railways for the transportation of passengers. This includes passenger services for commuter rail and metropolitan rail, and the operation of monorails. The industry excludes tramways, rail terminal operation and tourist rail passenger services.

Industry Products
Urban weekday peak servicesUrban weekday off-peak servicesUrban weekend servicesRural services
Industry Activities
Passenger railway transport services Suburban passenger railway transport servicesMonorail operationRural passenger railway transport services

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