Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Sports Instructors industry has been adversely affected by the global financial crisis over the past five years. The global financial crisis resulted in subdued growth in discretionary income and a rapid rise in the household savings ratio, preventing consumers from sport participation and spending on non-essential sports instruction. This was partially offset by a rise in available leisure time as demand for labour throughout the economy dropped. Subdued growth was also the result of strong competition from gyms, fitness centres and general fitness activities such as walking and running. These factors have resulted in the industry undergoing slow growth at a compound annual rate of 1.4% over the five years through 2013-14, to total $799.2 million. Low growth of 1.1%... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The distribution of sports instructor businesses across Australia generally follows population distribution, with a slightly heavier concentration in Australia's eastern states. New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland account for 34.9%, 25.5% and 22.0% of sports instructor businesses respectively. Thus, these three states combine to make up 82.4% of all industry businesses within Australia, exceeding the estimated 76.9% of the population they comprise.
The overrepresentation of the eastern states is largely due to the sports played. Australian Rules football is dominant in Victoria, while rugby league and rugby union are popular in New South Wales and Queensland. Soccer participation is highest in New South Wales... purchase to read more