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IBISWorld’s Payroll and Other Office Administrative Services market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2013 - 2018
Annual Growth
2018 - 2023

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Downstream markets have increasingly accepted the cost benefits of outsourcing back-office functions
  • More businesses have been passing back-office activities to specialised industry service providers
  • Demand for low-skilled services is likely to fall due to competition from offshore outsourcing firms

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Payroll and Other Office Administrative Services industry has benefited from rising demand for outsourced services over the past five years as downstream markets have widely accepted the perceived cost reduction benefits of outsourcing back-office functions. The industry comprises many small businesses that service narrow regional markets. However, larger industry players have become increasingly prominent as many have been able to increase their scale in line with rising customer acceptance. Nevertheless, rising competition from offshore outsourcing firms, which can generally offer lower prices due to their access to cheaper labour, has constrained the industry's expansion...

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    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Payroll and Other Office Administrative Services industry offers a range of business services, most of which have expanded over the past five years. The industry’s largest revenue sources, payroll and billing services, have both benefited from a growing trend towards outsourcing. Outsourcing has become more popular as firms have pursued efficiencies by passing on back-office activities to external service providers in order to concentrate on their core operations. Ongoing changes in technology mean that downstream companies can easily track and access outsourced services through online and cloud computing systems.


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    Additional Insights for the Payroll and Other Office Administrative Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Payroll and Other Office Administrative Services Industry are

  • New product development
  • Technology and systems
  • Process refinement
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of businesses and Total employees in the labour force in the Payroll and Other Office Administrative Services industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Payroll and Other Office Administrative Services Industry?

    The industry includes companies that primarily provide a range of everyday office administrative services such as clerical, billing and record keeping, and also payroll services on a contract or fee basis. These companies support business operations but do not provide staff to carry out all operations of an organisation.

    Industry Products
    Billing and record keeping
    Payroll processing
    Other administrative services
    Industry Activities
    Billing and record-keeping services
    Payroll processing services
    Clerical services
    Reception services
    Business administrative services
    Other office administrative services

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of businesses
  • Total employees in the labour force
  • Business confidence index
  • Demand from business process outsourcing in Australia

  • Current Performance
  • Increased outsourcing
  • Industry profit and participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Outsourcing continues
  • Product innovation
  • Profit and employment
  • Table: Payroll and Other Office Administrative Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Payroll and Other Office Administrative Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Retail Trade
  • Financial and Insurance Services
  • Public Administration and Safety

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer and Software Retailing
  • Internet Service Providers
  • Legal Services

  • Products & Services
  • Other administrative services
  • Payroll processing
  • Billing and record keeping
  • Chart: Payroll and Other Office Administrative Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Cost savings
  • Increasing complexity
  • Technology and expertise

  • Major Markets
  • Financial, professional and administrative services industries
  • Government, education and health industries
  • Other industries
  • Manufacturing, mining and agricultural industries
  • Entertainment, hospitality and tourism industries
  • Transport, telecommunications and utilities industries
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Payroll and Other Office Administrative Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Payroll and Other Office Administrative Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Payroll and Other Office Administrative Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Automatic Data Processing Limited
  • Table: Automatic Data Processing Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Payroll and Other Office Administrative Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Payroll and Other Office Administrative Services 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
    Jargon & Glossary
    Bespoke Software
  • Software solutions that are explicitly tailor-made to suit a company's needs and requirements.
  • Cloud Computing
  • The practice of hosting remote servers on the internet to store and manage data that may be accessed by anyone that has access to the server, or 'cloud'.
  • Myob
  • Mind Your Own Business is an Australian supplier of tax and accounting software and solutions for small- to medium-size businesses.
  • Sap
  • A software company that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations.
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