Social Clubs in Australia: Market Research Report

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Social Clubs Market Research Report | ANZSIC H4530 | Jan 2015

Hedging bets: Clubs will focus on entertainment and food due to changing gambling regulations

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 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Fierce competition among gambling providers and rising regulatory constraints have restrained industry revenue growth over the past five years. Prior to 2009-10, a steady increase in gaming machine numbers and lax smoking laws provided some support for the industry. However, state governments' introduction of caps on the total number of gaming machines allowed in each club hampered industry revenue growth. As the industry derives the majority of its revenue from gambling, these have been unwelcome developments. However, industry revenue is still expected to rise by an annualised 2.0% over the five years through 2014-15. This includes a rise of 1.3% during 2014-15, to reach $10.7 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Social Clubs industry has a low level of market share concentration, with the top four industry operators contributing well under 10% of industry revenue. Overall, the industry has a low level of ownership concentration with ownership being in the hands of club members. The diversity of club types, such as sporting clubs and hobby clubs, prevent the build-up of any significant economies of scale as club patrons mostly favour clubs that appeal to their particular interests.

Some clubs, however, operate over multiple sites. In this context, the 300 or so clubs that employ 50 or more people, account for 60% of total industry income and over 70% of industry profit. These clubs make up just over 15% of all enterprises... purchase to read more


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What is the Social Clubs Industry?

This report 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
GamblingFood and beveragesMembership and visitor feesSponsorship and fundraisingTicket sales
Industry Activities
Operating clubs with gambling facilitiesOperating clubs without gambling facilities

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