Learning is earning: Industry revenue has grown due to increased government funding

The Government Schools industry receives most of its income from the federal, state and territory governments. State and territory funding makes up approximately 80% of revenue, and these governments exert a significant amount of control over curriculum decisions and industry operations. As a result, policy changes at this level of government can greatly affect the industry. Political debate surrounding school funding has introduced volatility to industry revenue. However, Federal Government support has increased over the past five years, due to rising pressure from parents, teachers and principals. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 3.3% over the five years through 2017-18, to $45.4 billion. Revenue is anticipated to rise by 2.9%...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Slower enrolment growth has contributed to a weaker performance compared with private schools
  • Government schools have been rolling out a national curriculum over the past five years
  • The industry will continue facing strong competition from non-government schools
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The location of primary and secondary schools is primarily determined by population. Families often find homes in areas that are close to the schools, or select schools which are close to home. However, the population of secondary school-age children within a particular area is also influenced by demographics, average family size and school retention rates. School locations are influenced by other factors, but tend to be higher in urban areas, areas with greater transport and internet infrastructure and proximity to higher education and TAFE providers. The distribution of government schools in a particular state is wholly decided at the state level, due to the state and territory control over education policy. ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Government Schools Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Government Schools Industry are

  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Ability to raise revenue from additional sources
  • Ability to take advantage of government subsidies and other grants
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Public funding for primary and secondary education and Number of government school students in the Government Schools industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Government Schools Industry?

    The industry consists of government-administered schools that provide primary, secondary, or combined education. While some schools in the industry charge voluntary fees to families, schools cannot deny access to students if a family is unable to pay the fees.

    Industry Products
  • Primary school education
  • Secondary school education
  • Combined school education
  • Special school education
  • Industry Activities
  • Government school operation
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Public funding for primary and secondary education
  • Number of government school students
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Population aged between 5 and 18

  • Current Performance
  • Government funding
  • National reforms
  • National initiatives
  • Competition from private schools
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Government funding
  • Public vs private education
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Government Schools Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Government Schools Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Child Care Services
  • Communication Equipment Manufacturing
  • Computer and Electronic Office Equipment Manufacturing
  • Institutional Building Construction
  • Stationery Goods Retailing

  • Products & Services
  • Primary school education
  • Secondary school education
  • Combined school education
  • Special school education
  • Chart: Government Schools Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Year 3 to 6 students
  • Prep to year 2 students
  • Year 8 to 10 students
  • Year 11 and 12 students
  • Year 7 students
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Government Schools Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Government Schools

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Government Schools Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Government Schools 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 Government Schools 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
  • The Council of Australian Governments.
  • Ict
  • Information and communication technology, which is a range of technologies for gathering, storing, retrieving, processing, analysing and transmitting information.
  • Retention Rate
  • Measures the proportion of students that continue through various levels of education.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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