Community Associations and Other Interest Groups in Australia: Market Research Report

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Community Associations and Other Interest Groups Market Research Report | ANZSIC S9559 | Dec 2014

Growing interest: Membership and donations will increase as conditions improve

IBISWorld’s Community Associations and Other Interest Groups market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Declining government support for community associations and related groups has resulted in the industry contracting 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 has helped limit these falls. A declining rate of government funding has resulted in many community organisations reducing service levels and limiting expansion. The unstable economic climate in the aftermath of the financial crisis has also made fundraising more difficult. This is a key source of revenue for many organisations in the industry. Overall, industry revenue is estimated to decrease at an annualised 1.4% over the five years through 2014-15, to $8.4 billion. This includes a forecast fall of 1.7%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry has a low capital intensity level. Capital requirements such as the buildings and equipment required for association operation, account for a much lower percentage of overall revenue that labour needs. 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.

To calculate the capital intensity level, IBISWorld uses data from the industry cost structure. Depreciation is used as a proxy for capital, with wages used as a proxy for labour. In 2014-15, depreciation is estimated to account for 2.1% of industry revenue, while wages will make up for 36.8%... purchase to read more


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What is the Community Associations and Other Interest Groups Industry?

Community associations and other interest groups are associations, clubs or organisations that promote community or other interests. These include formal political organisations, environmental groups, community groups, automobile clubs, veterans' associations, welfare groups and youth groups. Excluded from the industry are sporting clubs, religious groups, business and professional associations and professional interests of labour and union employees such as trade unions.

Industry Products
Automobile association servicesOther community association servicesCommunity and recreation servicesEnvironment, advocacy and political servicesInternational organisation servicesResearch servicesPhilanthropic intermediary services
Industry Activities
Animal welfare and conservation association operationAutomobile association operationCommunity association and social club operationConsumers' association operation and interest group servicesDisease research and welfare fundraisingHuman rights association operation Other association and club operationPensioners' and veterans' association operationPolitical party operationYouth club operation

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