Police and Firefighting Services in Australia: Market Research Report

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Police and Firefighting Services Market Research Report | ANZSIC O7710 | Jul 2015

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IBISWorld’s Police and Firefighting 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

The Police and Firefighting Services industry is vital to Australia's security and emergency response capabilities. The police force is unique in its characteristics and structure, given that it provides a general service of protection to the entire community. 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, providing road accident rescue, managing hazardous materials and educating people about fire safety... purchase to read more

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The industry is considered to be in the growth phase of its life cycle. On average, industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to national GDP, is projected to rise by an annualised 3.0% over the 10 years through 2020-21, due to continued population growth and increased government funding. This is higher than estimated annualised GDP growth over the same period of 2.8%. This shows that the industry will account for a higher proportion of Australia's economy in 2020-21 than it did in 2010-11.

The police services segment offers a well-established and comprehensive range of services, and benefits from steady increases in technology. While new technology has been introduced across many police stations, the majority of processes remain relatively labour intensive... 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 service operationsPolice station operationsTraffic policing operationsEmergency servicesFire brigade servicesFirefighting servicesFire prevention servicesRescue services

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