Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Performance of the broad and diverse Community Associations and Other Interest Groups industry has been mixed over the past five years. While some sectors of the industry have recorded declining income, the variety of organisations and groups that operate in the industry, from small and local clubs to large charities with international arms, has helped stabilise industry revenue. A steady rate of government funding has flowed through to the industry in the form of competitive grants and this has enabled many organisations to provide vital services. However, the unstable economic climate in the aftermath of the financial crisis has made fundraising tough. This is the main reason revenue is expected to climb more slowly over the five years through 2013-14 than it did prior to the crisis... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
A typical organisation in the industry will spend approximately $10.11 on employment costs, for every $1 spent on capital requirements. Hence, the industry is labour intensive, with wages accounting for 31.3% of industry revenue. Capital requirements such as the buildings and equipment required for association operation, account for a much lower percentage of overall revenue. Other capital is attributed to the purchase of office equipment and, among larger organisations, the purchase and upkeep of vehicles, call centres, sports and social facilities, and permanent camps.
Many smaller groups in this industry, along with some large organisations such as the Red Cross, rely heavily on volunteer labour to maintain effectiveness... purchase to read more