Clean bill of health: The rising average cost of ambulance responses has aided revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Ambulance Services market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Ambulance Services industry provides critical emergency services to Australia's population. The industry's various government-funded operators ensure that patients requiring emergency or urgent ambulance attention can receive it quickly. The full costs of ambulance services tend not to be covered by ambulance member subscriptions and private health insurance benefits. State government grants make up the cost shortfall, with those grants becoming additional revenue. Increased ambulance costs therefore translate into greater industry revenue.

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, but is subsidised by government grants...

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Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Ambulance Services industry has a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that the industry invests $0.06 in capital for every dollar spent on wages. Labour costs are high due to operators requiring trained personnel to deliver care, along with the need to have constant readiness capabilities. In addition, some ambulance services are introducing extended care paramedics for flexible deployment to provide out-of-hospital interventions aimed at reducing ambulance delivery into hospital emergency departments. While wage expenses far outweigh capital investment, the industry does invest in property and vehicles. Ambulance stations tend to require sophisticated equipment, requiring high capital investment. Veh..

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Industry Products

What is the Ambulance Services Industry?

The industry includes entities engaged in providing ambulance services.

Industry Products
Emergency responses
Urgent responses
Non-emergency responses
Industry Activities
Aerial ambulance service
Ambulance service

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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