In good health: Industry revenue has grown due to rising private health insurance membership

The Other Health Services industry includes a variety of service segments that do not have the requisite scale to form individual industries. Allied health includes services such as audiology, dietetics, occupational therapy, podiatry, psychology and speech therapy. Alternative health therapies include acupuncture and natural therapies. Additional health services in the industry include blood bank and community health centre operations.Growing private health insurance membership has supported the industry over the past five years. Combined with greater service coverage by private health insurers, this trend has served to expand the industry's customer base over the more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Growing private health insurance membership has supported industry revenue growth
  • The industry has expanded to include more alternative health therapies to cater to growing demand
  • Most industry segments are projected to grow, boosted by demand from the ageing population
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entry into the industry are moderate, but vary for each segment. Common barriers to entry for most segments include educational qualifications required, building a viable client base, moderate start-up costs and initial cashflow issues. Practitioners of other health services are often highly trained, having completed undergraduate degrees or at minimum a diploma. Dietitians, psychologists and podiatrists, for example, generally have to complete undergraduate degrees to practice in their discipline. The time required to complete such a degree presents a barrier to entry. Practitioners such as massage therapists are required to complete a diploma. With prospective entrants generally paying full fees for courses, cost becomes a barrier to entry...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Other Health Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Other Health Services Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Having a good reputation
  • Membership of an industry organisation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Median age of the population and Private health insurance membership in the Other Health Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Other Health Services Industry?

    Industry operators primarily provide allied, alternative or other health services in a community setting. The industry does not include general practice medical services, specialist medical services, pathology services, diagnostic imaging services, dental services, optometry and optical dispensing services, physiotherapy services, chiropractic and osteopathic services, and ambulance services.

    Industry Products
  • Podiatry
  • Audiology and hearing aid dispensing
  • Blood bank operation
  • Other allied health services
  • Other health services
  • Alternative health therapies
  • Industry Activities
  • Blood bank operation
  • Podiatry service
  • Clinical massage service
  • Psychology service
  • Massage therapy service
  • Audiology service and hearing aid dispensing
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Dietitian service
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Median age of the population
  • Private health insurance membership
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Health consciousness
  • Public health expenditure
  • Real household disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Rising participation and profit
  • Growth by segment
  • Private health insurance
  • Ageing population
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Expanding base
  • Changing operating environment
  • Table: Other Health Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Other Health Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Health Insurance
  • General Hospitals
  • General Practice Medical Services
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Medical and Scientific Equipment Wholesaling
  • Medical and Surgical Equipment Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Alternative health therapies
  • Other allied health services
  • Audiology and hearing aid dispensing
  • Podiatry
  • Blood bank operation
  • Other health services
  • Chart: Other Health Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 18 to 64
  • People aged 65 and older
  • People aged 17 and younger
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Other Health Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Other Health Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Other Health Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
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  • Table: Australian Red Cross Society - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Other Health Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Other Health Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • The process by which donated blood is separated into individual blood components, including red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma.
  • Autoclave
  • A device used for sterilisation that subjects medical equipment and supplies to high-pressure saturated steam.
  • Dietetics
  • Applying the science of human nutrition to help people achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Plasma
  • The colourless, watery fluid of the blood that contains no cells. Blood cells are actually suspended in plasma.
  • Red Blood Cells
  • Small, round cells containing haemoglobin, which are necessary to carry oxygen throughout the body.
  • White Blood Cells
  • The blood cells that help defend the body against infection.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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