Duty of care: Revenue continues to grow strongly due to increased government funding

IBISWorld’s Child Care Services market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Roughly 1.2 million children aged 12 and under are expected to attend some form of government-approved or government-funded child care service in the Child Care Services industry over 2016-17. Government assistance has increased for parents wanting to put their children in formal care arrangements as they return to the workforce, which has aided the industry over the past five years. This assistance has helped drive industry revenue growth, with revenue expected to increase at an annualised 14.3% over the five years through 2016-17. The industry is expected to generate revenue of $12.4 billion in 2016-17, up 12.0% on the previous year due to higher fees and strong growth in government funding...

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Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Industry operators mainly provide formal child care services for children under the age of 12. These services include long day care, family day care, occasional care, outside school-hours care and vacation care. The two main product segments (long day care and outside school-hours care) cater to two distinct age cohorts: the zero to four age group and the five to 12 age group. Growth in the number of enrolled children in both age cohorts has flowed through to all product segments. Each product segment has grown in absolute size, contributing to strong industry revenue growth over the past five years.


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Industry Products

What is the Child Care Services Industry?

Industry organisations provide child care services. Child care services are mainly provided for children under 12 years of age, and include long day care centres, family day care, occasional care, outside school-hours care and vacation care. Long day care centres providing early childhood education services as part of the government’s preschool program are included in the industry, but separate preschools are excluded.

Industry Products
Long day care
Family day care
Outside school-hours care
Occasional care
Industry Activities
Childcare service provision
Childminding centre operation (except home or school)
Children's nursery operation (except preschool)
Early learning centre operation

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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