Walk in the park: Increased tourism in Australia has encouraged industry visitor numbers

IBISWorld’s Zoological and Botanical Gardens market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Greater tourism has assisted the industry
  • Government funding as a share of revenue has fallen for most establishments
  • Tourism is expected to continue to increase

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Government funding and attendance numbers drive the Zoological and Botanical Gardens industry's performance. Rising domestic and international tourism, as well as higher discretionary income, have supported the industry over the past five years. However, an increasing range of alternative recreational activities outside the industry has intensified competition for zoos, aquariums and botanical gardens. Overall, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 0.2% over the five years through 2017-18, to $788.3 million. This includes a rise of 2.8% in 2017-18.

    Tourism levels have increased over the past five years, which has assisted industry growth...

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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    As there is at least one major public zoo and botanic garden in each state and territory, operator revenue is related to the size of the local population and the state or territory's share of domestic and international tourism. According to the most recent International Visitors Survey by Tourism Research Australia, 34.4% of visitor nights where spent in New South Wales, followed by Victoria with 25.5%, and Queensland with 20.4%. In terms of domestic tourism, New South Wales hosts the greatest number of interstate tourists, followed by Queensland and Victoria. The priority of state governments to provide funding to zoos, aquariums and botanic gardens also influences business locations.


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    Additional Insights for the Zoological and Botanical Gardens Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Zoological and Botanical Gardens Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Carrying out all necessary maintenance to keep facilities in good condition
  • Effective product promotion
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Domestic tourist visitor nights and Expenditure on recreation and culture in the Zoological and Botanical Gardens industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Zoological and Botanical Gardens Industry?

    The industry includes the operation of zoos, aquariums and botanical gardens.

    Industry Products
    Zoological gardens
    Botanical gardens
    Other sites
    Industry Activities
    Aquarium operation
    Arboretum operation
    Aviary operation
    Botanical garden operation
    Herbarium operation
    Zoological garden operation

    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
  • Domestic tourist visitor nights
  • Expenditure on recreation and culture
  • Government funding for heritage and arts
  • International tourist visitor nights
  • Real household discretionary income

  • Current Performance
  • Tourism
  • Government funding
  • Consumer trends
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Tourism
  • Government funding
  • Competition
  • New exhibits
  • Table: Zoological and Botanical Gardens Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Zoological and Botanical Gardens Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Floriculture Production
  • Gardening Services
  • Veterinary Services

  • Products & Services
  • Zoological gardens
  • Aquariums
  • Other sites
  • Botanical gardens
  • Chart: Zoological and Botanical Gardens Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Local visitors
  • International visitors
  • Interstate visitors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Zoological and Botanical Gardens Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Zoological and Botanical Gardens

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Zoological and Botanical Gardens Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Merlin Entertainments (Australia) Pty LtdZoological Parks Board of New South WalesZoological Parks and Gardens BoardRoyal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust
  • Table: Merlin Entertainments (Australia) Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Zoological Parks Board of New South Wales - financial performance
  • Table: Zoological Parks and Gardens Board - financial performance
  • Table: Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Zoological and Botanical Gardens 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 Zoological and Botanical Gardens 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
  • A pond, tank, or establishment in which living aquatic animals or plants are kept for exhibition purposes.
  • Enclosure
  • The cage in which an animal is kept for display. When zoos were first established, these cages were rudimentary, but efforts are increasingly made to reproduce the animals' natural habitat.
  • Oceanarium
  • An enclosed part of the sea or a large saltwater pool where sea fauna are kept.
  • Open-Range Zoo
  • Similar to a wildlife park, an open-range zoo is where the animals are not kept in enclosures and are allowed to roam freely.
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