In crisis: Demand for industry services grows due to increasing housing stress

IBISWorld’s Crisis and Care Accommodation 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.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry relies heavily on government funding and donations from charitable organisations
  • Australia’s ageing population has been boosting demand for industry services
  • Housing affordability is projected to remain a key issue for many disadvantaged Australians

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Crisis and Care Accommodation industry is part of Australia's community welfare sector, and provides services for some of the most economically vulnerable people in Australian society, including children, those with long-term disabilities and the elderly. In the face of rising rental costs and extreme housing stress, a growing number of Australians are at increased risk of homelessness, with many experiencing financial hardship, persistent disadvantage and social exclusion. Nearly three million Australians live in poverty, of which 730,000 are children. On any given night, roughly 100,000 or more Australians are homeless. This is despite various national policies designed to reduce homelessness, such as the National Affordable Housing Agreement that came into effect in 2009...

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    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    With nearly three million Australians living below the poverty line, the Crisis and Care Accommodation industry deals with various related social issues faced by some of society's most vulnerable members, including children, the elderly, the disadvantaged and people with disabilities. Roughly one-third of Australians with a disability live in poverty. Industry operators provide short- and long-term care accommodation, including emergency and refuge accommodation, and rehabilitative accommodation. The industry also runs auxiliary programs that accompany services for disabled people, people suffering from substance abuse, and people in palliative care. Due to strong underlying demand, industry revenue is projected to grow by an annualised 3.7% over the five years through 2016-17. Ind..

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    Additional Insights for the Crisis and Care Accommodation Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Crisis and Care Accommodation Industry are

  • Access to volunteer labour
  • Ability to raise revenue from additional sources
  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Level of social assistance and Median age of the population in the Crisis and Care Accommodation industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Crisis and Care Accommodation Industry?

    The Crisis and Care Accommodation industry provides residential care accommodation (except aged care) combined with nursing, supervisory or other types of care as required (including medical). This includes the operation of children’s homes (excluding juvenile corrective services), crisis care accommodation, hospices, community mental health hostels, residential refuges and respite residential care facilities.

    Industry Products
    Residential rehabilitation care
    Crisis accommodation
    Transition care
    Respite residential care
    Supported accommodation for the disabled
    Hospice accommodation
    Children's homes
    Industry Activities
    Children's home operation
    Community mental health hostel operation
    Crisis care accommodation operation
    Operating homes for disadvantaged people
    Hospice operation
    Residential refuge operation
    Respite residential care operation
    Substance abuse centres operation

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Level of social assistance
  • Median age of the population
  • Number of divorces
  • National unemployment rate

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Crisis and Care Accommodation Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Crisis and Care Accommodation Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Central Government Administration
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cosmetics and Toiletry Wholesaling
  • Employment Placement and Recruitment Services
  • Religious Services
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores

  • Products & Services
  • Supported accommodation for the disabled
  • Crisis accommodation
  • Respite residential care
  • Hospice accommodation
  • Residential rehabilitation care
  • Transition care
  • Children's homes
  • Chart: Crisis and Care Accommodation Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People with disabilities
  • People needing crisis and transitional accommodation
  • People requiring palliative care
  • People with substance abuse problems
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Crisis and Care Accommodation Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Crisis and Care Accommodation

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Crisis and Care Accommodation Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Crisis and Care Accommodation Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Crisis and Care Accommodation Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Non-government community service organisations play an integral role in delivering welfare services.
  • Respite Care
  • Designed to give carers a break from their caring role and can be arranged for planned breaks, regular weekly breaks, short holidays or emergencies.
  • Serious Mental Illness (Smi)
  • A psychological or behavioural pattern that occurs in an individual. This pattern is thought to cause distress or disability that is not expected as part of normal development or culture.
  • Supported Residential Facility (Srf)
  • A similar service to that of a commonwealth funded high- or low-level care facility but without the funding support. SRF's are state registered service providers.
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