Social Clubs in Australia: Market Research Report

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Social Clubs Market Research Report | ANZSIC H4530 | Dec 2015

Go for broke: Clubs will attempt to increase revenue by focusing on food and entertainment

IBISWorld’s Social Clubs 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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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 between gambling providers and rising regulatory constraints have restrained the Social Clubs industry's revenue growth 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, state governments' introduction of caps on the total number of gaming machines allowed in each club hampered revenue growth, as the industry derives just under 50% of its revenue from gambling. Industry revenue is expected to decline by 0.2% annualised over the five years through 2015-16. This includes a decline of 0.3% during 2015-16, to reach $9.9 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Social Clubs industry exhibits a medium level of capital intensity. Traditionally, the industry has heavily relied on labour to deliver core industry services such as food and liquor preparation, customer service and entertainment. However, due to ownership of buildings and the capital-intensive nature of gaming machines, the industry's capital intensiveness has increased over the past decade. As a result, IBISWorld estimates that for every $1.00 the industry pays on wages, a further $0.26 is invested in capital. Poker machines have contributed a large share of the growth in capital intensity, as they provide the primary source of revenue for many businesses, while requiring fewer staff to function than food and beverage operations... 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 salesSales of food and other beveragesMembership and visitor feesSponsorship and fundraisingRent, leasing and hiring
Industry Activities
Operating clubs with gambling facilitiesOperating clubs without gambling facilities

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