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Police and Firefighting Services in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Police and Firefighting Services Market Research Report | ANZSIC O7710 | Jul 2016

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IBISWorld’s Police and Firefighting Services 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 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Police and Firefighting Services industry is vital to Australia's security and emergency response capabilities. Each state and territory is predominantly responsible for the operation of its own police and firefighting services. The Federal Government is responsible for the Australian Federal Police, which polices national laws and provides community policing services in the Australian Capital Territory. The role of firefighting organisations includes responding to fires, investigating fires, developing safety codes, responding to road accidents, managing hazardous materials and educating the community about fire safety.

Major sporting, cultural or political events require additional police services... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Due to economic and demographic factors, inner suburbs and regional areas with a low socioeconomic population tend to have a higher police presence, while police presence is seen as desirable in rural areas even when population figures do not justify it. Government funding also follows general population trends. Overall, New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland are estimated to account for 74.0% of industry revenue in 2016-17, and 74.7% of industry employment.

Industry organisations are generally based around population areas. Factors such as crime rates, political forces and bushfire-prone areas may also affect the number of police and firefighting locations within certain areas. This contributes to the geographic distribution of industry revenue and employment levels... purchase to read more


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What is the Police and Firefighting Services Industry?

Operators in the industry provide services to maintain public order and safety (such as policing), and services for emergencies (such as fires and rescue services). The industry comprises police services (including federal agencies) and fire brigades (metropolitan and country). It does not include ambulance services, corrective and detention centres, or private investigation and security services.

Industry Products
State and territory police servicesAustralian Federal Police servicesIntelligence servicesFirefighting services
Industry Activities
Intelligence service operationsPolice services operationsPolice station operationsTraffic policing operationsEmergency servicesFire brigade servicesFirefighting servicesFire prevention servicesRescue services

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