In it together: The focus on community-based services boosts industry employment numbers

The Personal Welfare Services industry provides community and welfare services to disadvantaged individuals, including children and the aged. Many users of the industry’s services endure economic hardship or long-term disabilities. Welfare services include those designed to assist the frail and disabled within community settings, thereby circumventing the need for institutional care. Other services involve early intervention, prevention and counselling. The industry is dominated by small, non-profit social service organisations that rely on government funding and volunteers to operate.Welfare providers in Australia have benefited from high levels of government funding over the past decade, as spending on welfare has grown more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Small, non-profit firms that rely on government funding and volunteers dominate the industry
  • Governments have increased welfare funding in response to higher demand for industry services
  • Pressure from long-term unemployed individuals will continue straining the welfare system
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Personal Welfare Services industry has performed well over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 9.3% over the five years through 2017-18, driven by strong demand and supply variables. Providing welfare services is a counter-cyclical activity: as the economy’s performance improves, fewer people need government or other organised assistance. Over the past five years, rising unemployment and underemployment have increased family breakdowns, disparity in household incomes, single-parent families, single-person households, drug dependence, alcohol abuse and gambling addiction. These factors have boosted demand for the industry’s services. Acc...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Personal Welfare Services Industry

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

  • Ability to raise revenue from additional sources
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • Having an effective performance monitoring system
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Level of social assistance and Population aged 50 and older in the Personal Welfare Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Personal Welfare Services Industry?

    The Personal Welfare Services industry provides social support services directly to clients. These include adoption services, aged-care assistance, disabilities assistance, youth welfare and welfare counselling services. Such services do not include accommodation services, except on a short-stay basis.

    Industry Products
  • Advocacy and counselling services
  • Aged-care assistance
  • Disability assistance
  • Other services
  • Youth welfare services
  • Industry Activities
  • Adoption services
  • Adult day-care centre operation
  • Alcoholics Anonymous operation
  • Disabilities assistance services
  • Marriage guidance services
  • soup kitchens
  • Welfare counselling
  • Youth welfare services
  • Aged-care assistance services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Level of social assistance
  • Population aged 50 and older
  • National unemployment rate
  • Real household disposable income
  • Number of divorces

  • Current Performance
  • Demand and provision trends
  • Government funding and policies
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Government funding
  • Private money
  • Table: Personal Welfare Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Personal Welfare Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Cleaning Services
  • Employment Placement and Recruitment Services
  • Real Estate Services
  • Religious Services

  • Products & Services
  • Aged-care assistance
  • Disability assistance
  • Other services
  • Youth welfare services
  • Advocacy and counselling services
  • Chart: Personal Welfare Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 65 and over
  • Children, youths and family
  • People with a disability
  • Other welfare recipients
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Personal Welfare Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Personal Welfare Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Personal Welfare Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Personal Welfare 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 Personal Welfare 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
  • Introduced in July 2015, the new Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) replaces previous home and community-based services programs for older people provided by state and federal governments.
  • Ndis
  • Stands for National Insurance Disability Scheme, which provides coverage, long-term care, early intervention and advisory services for Australians with disabilities and their families and carers.
  • Underemployment
  • Where people are employed in jobs below their capacity or for reduced hours.
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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
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