Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Government support for community associations and other interest groups has diminished 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. While constrained government funding has led some community organisations to reduce their services and limit expansion, other sectors have expanded, with higher household discretionary income contributing to growth in donations, and increases in social assistance benefiting the industry. Overall, industry revenue is estimated to increase at an annualised 0.9% over the five years through 2015-16, to $8.9 billion. This includes a forecast rise of 2.3% in 2015-16... 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 2015-16, depreciation is estimated to account for 2.1% of industry revenue, while wages will make up 35.5%... purchase to read more