Government Schools in Australia - Market Research Report

Government Schools industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 3.8%

The Government Schools industry has grown over the past five years due to rising student numbers and government funding. The industry receives most of its income from the federal, state and territory governments, with state and territory funding providing approximately 80% of revenue. Political debate surrounding school funding has introduced volatility to industry revenue over the past five years. However, student enrolment numbers have increased over the period, lifting revenue. Growth in discretionary incomes has allowed parents and guardians to contribute more to school fees, despite also increasing the affordability of competing private schools. Overall, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 3.8% over the five years through 2018-...
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Government Schools industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Government Schools industry is set to benefit from an increase in federal, state and territory funding over the next five years under the Quality Schools package. Growth in the school-aged population is anticipated to drive demand for government schools. Nevertheless, strong competition from non-government schools is expected to continue as more families consider private schooling to pursue high NAPLAN and ATAR results. Industry revenue is projected to grow at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $XX.X billion. Government funding In XXX, the Federal Government developed the Gonski model in response to the XXX Gonski review, which found that the overall standards of Australian schools had been declining and that some student...
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Government Schools industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $52bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 6,668
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 324,817

Biggest companies in the Government Schools industry

The Government Schools in Australia industry has no companies with major market shares. Get the full report to find out why.

What is Government Schools industry?

Industry Definition

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 and Services

  • Primary school education
  • Secondary school education
  • Combined school education
  • Special school education
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Government school operation

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

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.

Main Activities

  • Government school operation

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Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

The industry receives a significant portion of funding from the federal, state and territory governments. Most of the industry's funding comes from state ...
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Public funding for primary and secondary education
Number of government school students
Population aged between 5 and 18
Real household discretionary income

Current Performance

National reforms
National initiatives
Competition from private schools
Industry structure
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Public education on the rise
Industry structure
 Table: Government Schools in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Government Schools in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Consumers in Australia






Key Selling Industries

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Products & Services

Schools in the Government Schools industry can be segmented by the type and level of education they provide. Primary schools outnumber secondary schools, ...
Prep to year 2 students
Year 8 to 10 students
Year 11 and 12 students
Year 7 students


Demand Determinants

Demand for public school education is influenced by a range of factors such as location, affordability of competing private schools, school-age population...
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Major Markets

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 in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

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Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

State and territory governments operate public schools within their own jurisdictions. State governments control the location and size of all schools with...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Government Schools in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Government Schools in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

The Government Schools in Australia industry has no major companies. Get the full report to find out why.

Capital Intensity

The Government Schools industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on capital costs an estimated $15.10 is expected to be s...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Government Schools in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Government Schools in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
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  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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