Police and Firefighting Services in Australia: Market Research Report

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

Feeling safe: Government funding to increase despite falling crime rates and constrained budgets

The Police and Firefighting Services market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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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

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

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. Victoria's share of funding rose significantly as a result of the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires, before easing in subsequent years. Similarly, in 2010-11 and 2011-12, Queensland was disproportionately represented in terms of emergency services revenue due to the floods and Cyclone Yasi. However, growth in Queensland slowed in the years that followed as emergency pressures eased... 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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