Software Publishing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Software Publishing Market Research Report | ANZSIC J5420 | Sep 2015

Digital dues: Subscription-based business models are ensuring regular industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Software Publishing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Software Publishing industry has grown steadily over the past five years, driven by increased online connectivity and the emergence of new technology. Increased access to high-speed internet has encouraged the development of software to take advantage of cloud computing, along with new hardware, such as smartphones and tablets. Smartphones and tablet software development has increased strongly, with new products being developed to carry out functions that were once the domain of PCs and gaming consoles. Industry revenue is forecast to rise at a compound annual rate of 8.3% over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $2.1 billion. Slightly slower growth of 6.2% is forecast for the current year as returns from smartphone app development diminish... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Enterprises in the Software Publishing industry are primarily concentrated on Australia’s eastern seaboard. The industry’s requirement for highly skilled employees means that enterprises tend to be located closer to population centres, particularly those with a large volume of university-educated workers. The industry is therefore almost completely urban, with major capital cities hosting the headquarters of the vast majority of enterprises.

Easy access to skilled staff has driven growth in the number of enterprises in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, particularly as smartphone app development has taken off... purchase to read more


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What is the Software Publishing Industry?

Software publishers create and distribute ready-made (non-customised) computer software.

Industry Products
Video gamesAccounting softwareSmartphone and tablet appsEnterprise software
Industry Activities
Funding software developmentDevelopment of computer software for mass productionDistribution of computer softwareSoftware marketing

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