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

IBISWorld’s Zoological and Botanical Gardens market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Operators need to regularly develop new facilities and attractions to encourage repeat visits
  • Attendance numbers for zoos and botanical gardens have increased due to new attractions
  • Government funding for the industry is likely diminish due to government budgetary constraints

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Government funding and attendance drive the performance of the Zoological and Botanical Gardens industry. Increasing domestic and international tourism, and higher discretionary incomes have supported industry expansion. However, a greater range of recreational activities outside the industry has intensified competition for zoos, aquariums and botanical gardens. IBISWorld expects that new attractions at industry facilities, such as the births of two Sumatran tiger cubs at Australia Zoo in 2013, have led to a greater percentage of the population visiting zoos and botanical gardens over the past five years. However, government grants to the industry have declined over the period. Overall, industry revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 1.5%...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on labour, $0.26 is spent on capital. The industry's level of capital intensity is therefore medium. A high labour component is required to care for animals and plants, serve food and beverages to visitors, provide information and educational programs to customers, and run retail facilities. Scientific research is also a significant activity for many zoos, aquariums and botanical gardens, and this requires professional skills and input from staff. However, the level of labour intensity is underestimated as many volunteers work at industry facilities.

    Investment in capitals works has increased over the past five years. As a result, depreciation costs are expected to increase at a faster rate than wage costs over the next five years. Thi..

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

  • Current Performance
  • Tourism
  • Consumer trends
  • New attractions
  • Government funding
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Government funding
  • New exhibits
  • Competition
  • 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
  • Zoos
  • Botanical gardens
  • Aquariums and oceanariums
  • Chart: Zoological and Botanical Gardens Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Couples with dependent children
  • Couples only
  • Other
  • Singles
  • One parent with dependent children
  • 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
  • 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 (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • 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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