Help the aged: Increased government aged-care funding helps boost industry revenue

As Australia’s population ages, demand for age-appropriate housing increases. As people age, they become more susceptible to a range of age-related ailments and need more assistance with everyday activities and personal care. As aged-care requirements have changed over the past five years, the Aged Care Residential Services industry has expanded, offering different lifestyle accommodation options. The expansion of industry service offerings, combined with more flexible pricing strategies and strong growth in government aged-care funding, have aided industry revenue growth over the period.Revenue growth has occurred against a backdrop of structural reform, as the government has implemented new policies to create a more consumer-focused system...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$22bn
Annual Growth 14-19
4.9%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
256,700
Businesses
1,820

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry participants have moved towards a more consumer-driven, market-based system
  • For-profit players have been growing in scale, boosting their profitability
  • The industry’s profile will be reshaped as it continues to move to a market-based system
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Government reforms aimed at producing a more consumer-driven, market-based aged-care system have influenced the performance of the Aged Care Residential Services industry over the past five years. These reforms have coincided with rising demand, in line with the absolute and relative growth in the number of Australians aged 70 years and over. The reforms have also created a new set of challenges for the industry, encouraging consolidation. Industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 4.9% over the five years through 2018-19, to $22.2 billion. This includes current-year growth of 2.8%, as operators continue to contend with recent changes to the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI), which is used to determine funding paid to aged-care providers. Rel...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Aged Care Residential Services Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Aged Care Residential Services are:

  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Easy access for clients
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Population aged 70 and older and Total government expenditure on aged care services in the Aged Care Residential Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Aged Care Residential Services Industry?

    Industry establishments operate long-term aged-care accommodation facilities, including government-approved residential aged-care centres and retirement villages. Many industry establishments provide residential aged-care facilities that service the entire spectrum of dependency, from independent living units and low-care options through to high-care and specialist care, such as dementia care, in line with ageing in place principles.

    Industry Products
  • Accommodation and care services
  • Lifestyle services
  • Hotel services
  • Industry Activities
  • Providing residential accommodation for elderly people in approved residential care facilities
  • Providing accommodation for elderly people in retirement villages
  • 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 70 and older
  • Total government expenditure on aged care services
  • Average weekly hours worked
  • Cash rate

  • Current Performance
  • Supply factors
  • Profitability issues
  • Structural changes
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Changing face
  • Regulatory changes
  • Other challenges and changes
  • Table: Aged Care Residential Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Aged Care Residential Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cosmetics and Toiletry Wholesaling
  • General Hospitals
  • General Practice Medical Services
  • Medical and Surgical Equipment Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Accommodation and care services
  • Hotel services
  • Lifestyle services
  • Chart: Aged Care Residential Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 85 and over
  • People aged 80 to 84
  • People aged 70 to 79
  • People aged 69 and under
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Aged Care Residential Services 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 Aged Care Residential Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Aged Care Residential Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Bupa Aged Care Holdings Pty Ltd, DAC Finance Pty Limited, Regis Healthcare Limited,
  • Table: Bupa Aged Care Holdings Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: DAC Finance Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Regis Healthcare Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Aged Care Residential Services 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 Aged Care Residential Services 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
    Aged Care Approvals Round (Acar)
  • The annual Aged Care Approvals Round is a government process which regulates the supply of new aged-care places.
  • Aged Care Funding Instrument (Acfi)
  • This is used to assess the care needs of residents and allocated subsidies to residential aged-care facilities.
  • Personal-Care Assistants
  • People employed to work with patients or residents that are disabled or chronically ill to assist with daily activities.
  • Respite Care
  • Short-term substitute care that enables carers to take a break. Care is provided in the home, in day centres or residential aged-care facilities.
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