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

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...read more.

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

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
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Zoological and Botanical Gardens industry has a medium level of industry concentration, with the top four operators generating an estimated 65.9% of industry revenue in 2017-18. There are few large operators in the industry. Major zoos and botanical gardens located in the major metropolitan areas and large plains or safari parks are usually associated with these organisations.Industry concentration increased in 2011 when UK-based Merlin Entertainments Group purchased Sydney Attractions Group and again in 2012 when the company acquired Living and Leisure Australia Group. Industry concentration is unlikely to change significantly over the next five years, especially as larger players tend to be government operated or funded...purchase to read more.

    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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    What is the Zoological and Botanical Gardens Industry?

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

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

  • 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
    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
    Merlin Entertainments (Australia) Pty Ltd, Zoological Parks Board of New South Wales, Zoological Parks and Gardens Board, Royal 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

  • 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
    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
  • 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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