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Social Clubs in Australia: Market Research Report

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Social Clubs Market Research Report | ANZSIC H4530 | Jun 2016

Antisocial: Increasing regulation and strong competition have reduced industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Social Clubs market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Fierce competition among gambling providers, and rising regulatory constraints have constrained revenue growth in the Social Clubs industry over the past five years. Prior to 2010-11, a steady increase in gaming machine numbers and lax legislation provided some support for the industry. However, because the industry derives just under 50% of its revenue from gambling, the introduction of caps on the total number of gaming machines allowed in each club hampered the industry. As a result, industry revenue is expected to decline by an annualised 0.2% over the five years through 2015-16, to total $11.3 billion. This includes a decline of 0.3% in 2015-16... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The overall spread of social clubs around Australia largely follows trends in population density. As a result, the industry is concentrated towards the Eastern coastline, with New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria making up the majority of industry establishments. These states have an extensive network of clubs with gaming machines and have developed along with their gaming and liquor licensing laws. These states also earn significantly more revenue than their share of venues suggests because their venues have a higher percentage of gaming machines. Western Australia does not allow gaming machines outside of its casino. As a result, its share of industry revenue is greatly reduced... purchase to read more


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What is the Social Clubs Industry?

The industry includes clubs or associations in the gambling, sporting, social (such as RSL clubs) or recreational areas that generate income predominantly from hospitality services. Clubs that mainly provide sporting services, including racing clubs, are not included in the industry. The industry covers both licensed and unlicensed clubs, as well as those that have gambling licences.

Industry Products
GamblingLiquor salesFood and other beverage salesMembership and visitor feesSponsorship and fundraisingRent, leasing and hiring
Industry Activities
Operating clubs with gambling facilitiesOperating clubs without gambling facilities

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