Ambulance Services in Australia - Market Research Report

Ambulance Services industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 4.2%

The Ambulance Services industry provides essential pre-hospital emergency services. The industry's various government-funded operators ensure that patients requiring emergency or urgent ambulance attention can receive it quickly. The costs of ambulance services are predominantly covered by government grants and funds, with the remainder covered by ambulance member subscriptions, private health insurance benefits and transport fees. Increased ambulance costs translate into greater industry revenue as state governments make up any shortfall in funding. Demand for ambulance services has increased over the past five years, on the back of population growth and Australia's ageing population. The average cost of ambulance responses has risen, with most of...
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Ambulance Services industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Ambulance Services industry is projected to grow significantly over the next five years. The increasing population and the rising age of the population will continue to drive industry demand over the period. The industry is anticipated to expand to cope with the growing practice of early patient discharge in the public hospital system, which often requires non-emergency transport and occasional re-admission. The rising number of older Australians living alone and requiring emergency support services is also anticipated to bolster demand. State government initiatives that take the burden of care away from more expensive general hospitals and place it on ambulance services operators are expected to further boost revenue over the period. Industry re...
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Ambulance Services industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $4bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 1,171
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 21,726

Biggest companies in the Ambulance Services industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Ambulance Services in Australia industry include Department of Health & Human Services Victoria, Ministry of Health, Queensland Health, Department for Health and Wellbeing and St John Ambulance Australia WA Ambulance Service Inc.

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What is Ambulance Services industry?

Industry Definition

The industry primarily provides ambulance services.

Industry Products and Services

  • Emergency responses
  • Urgent responses
  • Non-emergency responses
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Aerial ambulance services
  • Ambulance services

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

The industry primarily provides ambulance services.

Main Activities

  • Aerial ambulance services
  • Ambulance services

Similar Industries

Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

State government grants are a significant source of funding for ambulance services. Greater public health expenditure generally indicates that government ...
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Public health expenditure
Population aged 50 and older
Number of vehicle accident deaths
Private health insurance membership

Current Performance

Profitability
Population changes
User costs
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Government initiatives
Growing privatisation
Population demographics
 Table: Ambulance Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

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

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Health Insurance in Australia
General Insurance in Australia
General Hospitals in Australia
Consumers
Aged Care Residential Services in Australia


Key Selling Industries

Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing in Australia
Medical and Surgical Equipment Manufacturing in Australia
Communication Equipment Manufacturing in Australia




Products & Services

Ambulances transport patients and provide rapid medical attention for people with acute health problems that require urgent care. When a vehicle attends a...
People aged 45 to 64
People aged 25 to 44
People aged 24 and under



Demand Determinants

Demand for ambulance services largely depends on the size of the population, the population's overall susceptibility to acute health incidents and the out...
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Major Markets

People aged 45 to 64
People aged 25 to 44
People aged 24 and under




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Ambulance Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

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

Market Share Concentration

The Ambulance Services industry has high market share concentration, with the largest four operators accounting for more than 70% of industry revenue. Hig...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

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

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Ambulance Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Victoria's three ambulance services merged on 1 July 2008 to create Ambulance Victoria (AV), which operates under the Department of Health & Human Service...
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Department of Health and Human Services

 Table: Department of Health and Human Services - financial performance

NSW Health

 Table: NSW Health - financial performance

Queensland Health

 Table: Queensland Health - financial performance

SA Health

 Table: SA Health - financial performance

St John Ambulance WA

 Table: St John Ambulance WA - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Ambulance Services industry has a low level of capital intensity. The industry invests an estimated $0.05 in capital for every dollar spent on wages. ...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Ambulance Services 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 Ambulance Services 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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