Ageing gracefully: Australia's ageing population drives industry revenue growth

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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 number of geriatric physiotherapists is projected to grow, as the population ages
  • Increasing private health insurance membership has boosted demand for industry services
  • Some players are forecast to move into specialised physiotherapy over the next five years

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Physiotherapy Services industry is involved in the provision of allied health care services. The industry is currently being shaped by trends in the wider health sector, including the changing needs of Australia's ageing population and reform of the country's health care and private health insurance systems. Industry firms have benefited from Australia's ageing population and rising private health insurance coverage over the past five years. Many baby boomers have reached retirement age and are becoming more susceptible to injuries that require physiotherapy. While physiotherapy services receive minimal government subsidisation, private health insurers often cover these services...

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    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Physiotherapists face moderate barriers to entry due to the time and effort required to gain qualifications and meet regulatory requirements. Demand for places at training institutions tends to exceed supply, while the length of training required amounts to four years, with postgraduate study required for specialists. After gaining qualifications, prospective physiotherapists also have to register with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia to legally practise.

    Significant industry competition also amounts to a barrier to entry. Establishing a viable practice can be costly due to the time and effort involved in establishing a reputation and client base. Cli..

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    Additional Insights for the Physiotherapy Services Industry

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

  • Having a good reputation
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household disposable income and Health consciousness in the Physiotherapy Services industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Physiotherapy Services Industry?

    The industry is made up of companies and practitioners that primarily provide physiotherapy services.

    Industry Products
    Orthopaedic services
    Sports injury treatment
    Geriatric services
    Neurological treatment services
    Paediatric services
    Industry Activities
    Physiotherapy services

    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
  • Real household disposable income
  • Health consciousness
  • Median age of the population
  • Private health insurance membership
  • Sport participation

  • Current Performance
  • Industry participation
  • Private health insurance
  • The ageing population
  • Profit margins
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Physiotherapy Services Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Life Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • General Hospitals
  • Sports Administrative Services
  • Consumers
  • Aged Care Residential Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Medical and Surgical Equipment Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Orthopaedic services
  • Sports injury treatment
  • Geriatric services
  • Paediatric services
  • Neurological treatment services
  • Other
  • Chart: Physiotherapy Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 25 to 64
  • People aged 65 and older
  • People aged 24 and younger
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Physiotherapy Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Rent
  • Purchases and depreciation
  • Other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Physiotherapy Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Physiotherapy Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Physiotherapy Services 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 Physiotherapy Services 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
  • Study of ageing and old age.
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Relating to muscles, bones and cartilage.
  • Neurological
  • Concerning the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
  • Paediatric
  • Branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of infants and children.
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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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