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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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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

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Over the past five years, the Social Clubs industry has faced significant challenges from regulators, competitors and declining alcohol consumption. Over the five years through 2015-16, revenue for the Social Clubs industry is expected to decline by an annualised 0.2% to reach $9.9 billion. This includes a forecast fall of 0.3% during 2015-16. State governments have been reducing the number of gaming machines in operation and most have placed a cap on the number of machines available for licensing. The industry has also been facing increasing competition from online sports betting, pubs, and casinos with gambling facilities. Meanwhile, liquor sales have been constrained by declining alcohol consumption per capita... 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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