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IBISWorld’s Preschool Education market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The Federal Government has increased preschool funding through National Partnerships Agreements
  • Higher Federal Government funding has allowed many preschools to expand and upgrade their facilities
  • Universal access to early education will mean a surge in enrolments over the next five years

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Preschool Education industry has performed well over the past five years. A rise in Federal Government funding to states and territories for the better provision of preschool services has significantly boosted revenue over the period. Industry revenue is forecast to increase by an annualised 7.3% over the five years through 2016-17, to total $1.3 billion. In January 2012, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) implemented a National Quality Framework to standardise and increase the quality of preschool and childcare services. The framework established compulsory national standards for early childhood education and care providers, minimum staff-to-child ratios, staff qualification requirements, a quality-rating system and a new national regulatory body...

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    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Preschool Education industry has moderate barriers to entry, which have increased over the past five years. The cost and time required to establish a new preschool represent a key barrier to entry for prospective organisations. New providers must also comply with government regulations to receive government funding. Preschools must meet operation standards to attract the government funding essential for viability. Regulations vary from state to state and cover such issues as the number of children permitted, space required per child and staff qualifications.


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    Additional Insights for the Preschool Education Industry

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

  • Must comply with government regulations
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of preschool students and Public funding for primary and secondary education in the Preschool Education industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Preschool Education Industry?

    Industry participants are primarily engaged in providing accredited pre-primary education. Preschool programs are designed to introduce children to the ideas, attitudes and behaviour required in a school environment. Preschool education is generally aimed at children aged three to five years, and is provided by staff that have training in an educational field. Preschools may be operated by governments, community organisations or the private sector.

    Industry Products
    Community preschool education
    Private for-profit education
    Independent and catholic preschool education
    Government preschool education
    Industry Activities
    Kindergarten operation (except child minding centres)
    Preschool centre operation (except child minding centres)

    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
  • Number of preschool students
  • Public funding for primary and secondary education
  • Females in the labour force
  • Real household disposable income
  • Number of births

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Preschool Education Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Private Schools
  • Government Schools

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services
  • Local Government Administration
  • Newspaper and Book Retailing
  • State Government Administration
  • Toy and Game Retailing

  • Products & Services
  • Community preschool education
  • Government preschool education
  • Independent and catholic preschool education
  • Private for-profit education
  • Chart: Preschool Education Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Highest quintile
  • Fourth quintile
  • Third quintile
  • Second quintile
  • Lowest quintile
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Preschool Education Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Rent
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Preschool Education

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Preschool Education 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 Preschool Education 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
  • Child Care Benefit.
  • Coag
  • Council of Australian Governments.
  • Ldc
  • Long day care centre.
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