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