Cut off: Falling per capita alcohol consumption has reduced industry profitability

A range of factors has influenced operators in the Pubs, Bars and Nightclubs industry over the past five years. Declining per capita alcohol consumption has constrained industry revenue growth over the period. In addition, increased regulation for gaming machines and nightclub operations has put pressure on the industry. In addition, pubs with gaming machines are facing rising competition from online gambling companies. Limited gambling expenditure in industry establishments and falling per capita alcohol consumption has reduced industry-wide profitability over the past five years. Despite these issues, the shift towards the rising consumption of premium, higher priced alcoholic beverages and food options has supported industry operators...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$17bn
Annual Growth 13-18
1.3%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
76,317
Businesses
6,171
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Declining per capita alcohol consumption is putting pressure on many traditional pubs and clubs
  • Small bars are enjoying strong growth as new establishments open in trendy inner-city areas
  • Forecast growth in tourism will support demand, particularly for operators in tourist hotspots
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The spread of industry enterprises is closely related to population share. As a result, New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland account for the largest shares of industry enterprises, accounting for close to 75% of businesses. Western Australia and South Australia also contain a range of industry establishments, while Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory account for much smaller shares of pubs, bars and nightclubs. ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Pubs, Bars and Nightclubs Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Pubs, Bars and Nightclubs Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Membership of joint marketing/distribution operations
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household discretionary income and Per capita alcohol consumption in the Pubs, Bars and Nightclubs industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Pubs, Bars and Nightclubs Industry?

    Industry operators sell alcoholic beverages for consumption either on the premises (e.g. bars) or off the premises (e.g. drive-through bottle shops). Industry venues sometimes also provide food service, live entertainment, and gaming and betting facilities.

    Industry Products
  • Liquor for on-premises consumption
  • Liquor for off-premises consumption
  • Gaming and wagering facilities
  • Meals and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Other products and services
  • Industry Activities
  • Operating licensed bars
  • Operating licensed hotels and pubs
  • Operating licensed nightclubs
  • Operating licensed wine bars
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Per capita alcohol consumption
  • Per capita gambling expenditure
  • Population aged 18 and older
  • Health consciousness

  • Current Performance
  • Pubs under pressure
  • Profitability
  • Gambling
  • Changing industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand drivers
  • Challenges constrain growth
  • Positive trends
  • Table: Pubs, Bars and Nightclubs Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Pubs, Bars and Nightclubs Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Beer Manufacturing
  • Liquor Wholesaling
  • Spirit Manufacturing
  • Tea, Coffee and Other Food Manufacturing
  • Wine Production

  • Products & Services
  • Liquor for on-premises consumption
  • Gaming and wagering facilities
  • Liquor for off-premises consumption
  • Meals and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Other products and services
  • Chart: Pubs, Bars and Nightclubs Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 45 to 64
  • Consumers aged 25 to 44
  • Consumers aged 18 to 24
  • Consumers aged 65 and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Pubs, Bars and Nightclubs Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Gaming machine taxes and levies
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Pubs, Bars and Nightclubs

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Pubs, Bars and Nightclubs Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Woolworths Group Limited,
  • Table: Woolworths Group Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Pubs, Bars and Nightclubs 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 Pubs, Bars and Nightclubs Industry
    Includes:
  • 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
    Gastropub
  • A pub that has high-quality food offerings.
  • Pokies
  • Also known as poker machines or slot machines, these are coin operated machines used for gambling.
  • Voluntary Pre-Commitment Technology
  • Technology installed on gaming machines to allow gamblers to limit either the time or money spent gambling.
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