Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the past five years, the Software Publishing industry in Australia has had to go through some remodelling. The global financial crisis fostered cautiousness in household and business capital expenditure. Businesses and households prioritised saving over spending due to the general economic conditions. The drop in spending caused a mass exodus of smaller firms from the industry and some downsizing and consolidation at the peak of the crisis.
However, this uncertainty was counterbalanced by the emergence of new technology. Smartphones, tablets and high-speed internet access have led to the development of new software that substantially enhances the use of the new hardware... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Software publishing in Australia is largely located on the east coast. This correlates strongly with overall population distribution in Australia. However, the requirement of highly skilled employees to work within the industry means that businesses in the industry tend to be located closer to university-educated populations. Thus the industry is nearly completely urban. This also has meant that enterprises in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and Victoria all have an easier avenue towards achieving growth. This is indicative by the fact that employee proportions are higher in these states than enterprise proportions... purchase to read more