Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Computer and Electronic Equipment Repair industry is being affected by two clear shifts in business operations that spell trouble for the long-term viability of computer and electronic equipment maintenance services. Although relatively few people in Australia have the necessary expertise to repair their own computer, the growing tendency for companies and households to lease computers and electronic equipment often means that these products are replaced when (or before) they malfunction. Furthermore, more companies are investing in their own in-house IT teams, which is reducing the demand for computer repairs from industry firms.
The industry’s low barriers to entry have resulted in high numbers of repair and maintenance companies... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The industry has a medium capital intensity level due to high labour inputs and moderate capital requirements. To calculate the capital intensity level, IBISWorld uses data from the industry cost structure. Depreciation is used as a proxy for capital, while industry wages are used as a proxy for labour. In 2015-16, depreciation is estimated to account for 4.1% of industry revenue, with wages at 29.9%. These show that for every dollar required for wages, approximately $0.14 will be invested in capital equipment and vehicles during the year. This shows that computer and electronic equipment repair and maintenance services are moderately labour intensive.
There are a large number of potential computer and electronic equipment faults, making repair services job-specific... purchase to read more