Community Services in Australia - Market Research Report

Community Services industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 5.3%

Community services organisations play an important role in supporting Australia's welfare system. Subdivision operators help to arrange care and counsel for individuals in need, including the economically disadvantaged and other vulnerable members of society, such as children and the elderly. Not-for-profit organisations and private enterprises in the Community Services subdivision are expected to earn $56.3 billion in 2019-20 from government funding, donations and private income. Subdivision revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 3.2% over the five years through 2019-20. This trend includes an expected rise of 3.5% in the current year. Favourable demographic trends at both ends of the age spectrum, supported by ongoing government funding h...
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Community Services industry outlook (2019-2024)

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Current trends in the Community Services subdivision are projected to continue over the next five years. Australia's demographics and work preferences will likely continue to boost demand for care at both ends of the age spectrum. People aged over XX years are forecast to account for XX.X% of the population by XXX-XX, while those under the age of XX are projected to account for XX.X%. The anticipated growth in these age groups will boost demand for aged care and child care services. Subdivision revenue is forecast to grow at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $XX.X billion. Establishment and employment numbers are also forecast to grow over the period, although employment growth may be restrained by possible shortages of skill...
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Community Services industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $54bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 34,286
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 631,209

Biggest companies in the Community Services industry

The Community Services in Australia industry has no companies with major market shares. Get the full report to find out why.

What is Community Services industry?

Industry Definition

Community service providers offer childcare services and ancillary healthcare services, such as homes for the mentally ill or victims of substance abuse. Most subdivision services are offered through a combination of government and private funding.

Industry Products and Services

  • Personal welfare services
  • Child care services
  • Aged care residential services
  • Crisis and care accommodation
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Childcare services
  • Personal welfare services
  • Crisis and care accommodation
  • Aged-care accommodation including nursing homes

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Community service providers offer childcare services and ancillary healthcare services, such as homes for the mentally ill or victims of substance abuse. Most subdivision services are offered through a combination of government and private funding.

Main Activities

  • Childcare services
  • Personal welfare services
  • Crisis and care accommodation
  • Aged-care accommodation including nursing homes

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Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Aged-care residential facilities are the subdivision's largest product segment, contributing just over 40% of total subdivision revenue. Aged-care service...
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Total government expenditure on aged care services
Population aged 70 and older
Real household discretionary income
Females in the labour force

Current Performance

 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

New reform challenges
 Table: Community Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

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

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Consumers






Key Selling Industries

Real Estate Services in Australia
Employment Placement and Recruitment Services in Australia
Religious Services in Australia
Supermarkets and Grocery Stores in Australia



Products & Services

Aged-care accommodation, including nursing homes and other aged-care accommodation facilities, generates just over 40% of subdivision revenue. Child care ...
Families, youth and children
Other welfare recipients




Demand Determinants

Each industry within the Community Services subdivision faces its own set demand determinants. However, one common variable lies in demography. As the Aus...
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Major Markets

Families, youth and children
Other welfare recipients





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

International Trade

Business Locations

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

Market Share Concentration

Comprising just under 17,300 enterprises, the Community Services subdivision is dominated by a large number of small-scale organisations. A sizeable propo...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

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

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

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

Industry Globalization

The Community Services in Australia industry has no major companies. Get the full report to find out why.

Capital Intensity

All the industries in the Community Services subdivision display a high level of labour intensity. This reflects the reliance on labour as the main input ...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Community 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 Community Services in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2026)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2026)
Establishments (2007-2026)
Businesses (2007-2026)
Employment (2007-2026)
Exports (2007-2026)
Imports (2007-2026)
Wages (2007-2026)
Domestic Demand (2007-2026)

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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CHILD CARE SUBSIDY (CCS)

NATIONAL QUALITY STANDARD

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  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
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  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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