Grey outdoors: The ageing population is projected to boost industry revenue growth

The Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds industry has grown slowly over the past five years. The industry benefited from the depreciation of the Australian dollar over the five-year period, which made international travel more expensive for Australians. The fall in the value of the dollar encouraged domestic tourism, which boosted demand for the accommodation sector as a whole. However, the rising availability of cheap international flights through companies such as Jetstar has constrained the full effect of the dollar's depreciation, and limited domestic tourism increases. Cheaper international flights restricted industry demand from domestic travellers aged under more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Intense competition from alternative accommodation providers has constrained industry growth
  • Lower petrol prices have increased the affordability of caravan and camping travel
  • Rising competition from alternative accommodation services will likely continue limiting growth
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry exhibits low barriers to entry. However, these have increased over the past five years, as land to new develop new sites depletes. Due to the rapid development of coastal regions and popular holiday spots over the past half century, there is little land available for caravan parks, which normally require 10 hectares or more. There are generally higher yielding uses for land than building caravan parks and developers are increasingly purchasing land in prime locations to construct apartments and holiday homes in place of caravan and camping sites...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds are:

  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Management of seasonal production
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Domestic tourist visitor nights and Consumer sentiment index in the Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Industry?

    Industry operators manage powered and unpowered holiday parks, caravan parks and camping grounds that provide either short-term or long-term accommodation to the general public. Industry operators also provide toilet, shower and laundry facilities for guests.

    Industry Products
  • Short-term powered sites
  • Short-term unpowered sites
  • Short-term cabins, units and villas
  • Long-term sites
  • Industry Activities
  • Operating caravan parks
  • Operating camping grounds
  • Operating holiday parks
  • Operating mobile home parks
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Domestic tourist visitor nights
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • International tourist visitor nights
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Demand from holiday houses, flats and hostels

  • Current Performance
  • Demand drivers
  • Amenities and profit
  • Industry consolidation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Changing demographics
  • International demand
  • Changing product mix
  • Table: Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Travel Agency and Tour Arrangement Services
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling
  • General Line Grocery Wholesaling
  • Sport and Camping Equipment Retailing

  • Products & Services
  • Short-term powered sites
  • Short-term cabins, units and villas
  • Long-term sites
  • Short-term unpowered sites
  • Chart: Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Domestic travellers aged between 35 and 55
  • Domestic travellers aged over 55
  • Domestic travellers aged under 35
  • International travellers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Discovery Parks Holdings Pty Limited,
  • Table: Discovery Parks Holdings Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • An online marketplace that allows consumers to list and rent accommodation for a processing fee.
  • Inbound Tourism
  • The act of a non-resident visiting a given country, such as Australia.
  • On-Site Vans
  • Vans owned or leased by the establishment for the purpose of providing accommodation to the general public.
  • Outbound Tourism
  • The act of a resident visiting another country.
  • Tariff
  • Fee charged for the provision of accommodation.
  • Unpowered Sites
  • Sites with no provision for connection to electric power supply.
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