Above the curve: Rising government funding and growing enrolments boost division revenue

The Education and Training division has undergone significant reform over the past five years. Ongoing effects from a demand-driven funding model for tertiary education introduced in 2012, a new school funding model and policy initiatives aimed at increasing access to preschool education have all boosted growth over the period. While Australia's population growth has driven increased domestic demand for education and training, the division has expanded at a faster rate than the population over the past five years. Rising government funding, growth in international student enrolments and rising tuition fees have contributed to the division's expansion over the period. Overall, division revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 3.5% over the five years through 2018-19, to $130.9...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$131bn
Annual Growth 14-19
3.5%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
793,082
Businesses
21,041

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Division revenue growth has outpaced population growth over the past five years
  • Increasing international student enrolments in the tertiary education sector have boosted revenue
  • The division’s growth is anticipated to support employment and wage growth over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The geographic location of education institutions is closely linked with population distribution. This trend is mostly apparent in the Private Schools and Government Schools industries. Education and training establishments are heavily concentrated in the eastern seaboard states, with New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland accounting for approximately 80% of division enterprises. Many of these education providers are located near large metropolitan areas. In addition, household discretionary income tends to be higher in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, supporting demand for professional development courses, tutoring and private schools.The spread of business locations varies among different industries in the division. Hig...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Education and Training Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Education and Training are:

  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • Having a good reputation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Population aged between 5 and 18 and Public funding for primary and secondary education in the Education and Training industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Education and Training Industry?

    The Education and Training division provides education services through preschools, primary and secondary schools, technical colleges, training centres, and universities. These education providers may be publicly or privately owned and operated. Child care, animal training and student accommodation services are excluded from the division.

    Industry Products
  • Preschool education
  • Private schools
  • Government schools
  • Technical and vocational education and training
  • University and other higher education
  • Art and non-vocational education
  • Sports instruction
  • Industry Activities
  • Preschool education
  • Primary education
  • Secondary education
  • Tertiary education
  • Other education
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Population aged between 5 and 18
  • Public funding for primary and secondary education
  • Public funding for tertiary education
  • Secondary school retention rate
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Government policy
  • International student enrolments
  • Public versus private
  • Cost concerns
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Government funding reforms
  • International enrolments
  • Trends in demand
  • Table: Education and Training Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Education and Training Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Finance
  • Institutional Building Construction
  • Professional Services
  • Wholesale Trade

  • Products & Services
  • Government schools
  • University and other higher education
  • Private schools
  • Technical and vocational education and training
  • Art and non-vocational education
  • Preschool education
  • Sports instruction
  • Chart: Education and Training Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Domestic students aged five to 14
  • Domestic students aged 15 to 19
  • Domestic students aged 25 to 44
  • Domestic students aged 20 to 24
  • International students
  • Domestic students aged four and under
  • Domestic students aged 45 and over
  • Research markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Education and Training Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Education and Training

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Education and Training Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Department of Education and Training Victoria, NSW Department of Education, Queensland Department of Education and Training,
  • Table: Department of Education and Training Victoria - financial performance
  • Table: NSW Department of Education - financial performance
  • Table: Queensland Department of Education and Training - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Education and Training 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 Education and Training Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Elicos
  • English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) are programs designed for students who require English language training before commencing formal studies in Australia.
  • Technical And Further Education (Tafe)
  • Publicly funded Technical and Further Education post-secondary organisations provide a range of technical and vocational education and training courses.
  • Vocational Education And Training (Vet)
  • Programs designed to give students employment-related qualifications, usually for specific skills or trades.
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