Catering Services in Australia - Market Research Report

Catering Services industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 0.8%

The Catering Services industry has modestly grown over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 0.7% over the five years through 2018-19, to be worth $7.7 billion. Businesses have been increasingly outsourcing their catering requirements, driving growth. Outsourcing enables companies to focus on their core operations and allow experts with established supply chains to undertake catering. Steadily increasing demand from airlines, government departments and households has also supported industry growth. Revenue is forecast to rise by 1.6% in the current year, reflecting rising discretionary incomes. The industry consists of large organisations that service multimillion-dollar contracts and smaller independent business...
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Catering Services industry outlook (2019-2024)

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Demand for the Catering Services industry is projected to rise over the next five years, particularly across remote areas of Australia. Ongoing demand from the Mining division is anticipated to drive revenue. A focus on high-quality facilities and services in remote locations, including catering, will support demand as mining companies attempt to retain staff. The education, health and defence sectors are also anticipated to increasingly demand catering, which will contribute to industry growth. Growing demand from small businesses and households will also likely benefit the industry. Overall, industry revenue is forecast to increase at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $X.X billion. Increasing household discretionary incomes...
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Catering Services industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $8bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 3,944
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 37,650

Biggest companies in the Catering Services industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Catering Services in Australia industry include Spotless Group Holdings Limited, Compass Group (Australia) Pty Ltd and Sodexo Australia Pty Limited.

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What is Catering Services industry?

Industry Definition

Companies in the industry primarily operate transportation equipment for scenic and sightseeing activities. This form of transport is distinguished from transit passenger services, as the emphasis is not on the efficiency or speed of the transport service but rather on providing recreation and entertainment. Industry services are usually provided in geographically specific areas and generally include tour commentary highlighting features of the scenery.

Industry Products and Services

  • Sightseeing bus and tramway transport
  • Harbour sightseeing
  • Scenic railway transport
  • Cable cars, chairlifts and other aerial transportation
  • Coastal marine sightseeing
  • Aeronautic transportation

Industry Activities

  • Harbour and other marine sightseeing transport
  • Charter boat operation
  • Sightseeing bus, coach or tramway transport
  • Scenic railway transport
  • Aeronautic transportation

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry firms primarily provide catering services at specified locations or events. Meals and snacks may be transported or prepared and served on or off the premises, as required by the client.

Main Activities

  • Airline catering service
  • Catering service operation
  • Mobile catering service
  • Event catering service

Similar Industries

Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

The industry is sensitive to travel patterns and volumes of foot traffic through Australia's airports. Caterers and food-service suppliers benefit from in...
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Aircraft kilometres flown
Real household discretionary income
Demand from restaurants
Business confidence index

Current Performance

Demand conditions
Employment and establishments
Full-service contracts
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Growth opportunities
Small operators
 Table: Catering Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Catering Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Mining
Retail Trade
Domestic Airlines in Australia
Education and Training in Australia
Health Services in Australia
Integrated Logistics in Australia

Key Selling Industries

Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling in Australia
Dairy Produce Wholesaling in Australia
Fruit and Vegetable Wholesaling in Australia
Temporary Staff Services in Australia



Products & Services

The Catering Services industry is segmented based on the types of products and services provided. These products and services can be classified into four ...
Businesses
Government departments
Sports and entertainment venues
Households


Demand Determinants

A range of factors influence demand for catering services, such as price, discretionary incomes, reputation, industry regulation and availability of subst...
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Major Markets

Businesses
Government departments
Sports and entertainment venues
Households



 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Catering Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Catering Services industry has a low level of market share concentration, with the top four players accounting for less than 40% of revenue in 2018-19...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Catering Services in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Catering Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Spotless Group Holdings Limited is an Australian business services company that provides facilities management and asset maintenance services, including c...
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Spotless Group

 Table: Spotless Group - financial performance

Compass Group

 Table: Compass Group - financial performance

Sodexo Australia

 Table: Sodexo Australia - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Catering Services industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. In 2018-19, for every dollar spent on capital costs, an estimated $13.60 is spen...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Catering Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Catering Services in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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  • Profitability Analysis
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  • SWOT Analysis
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  • Industry Trends
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  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
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