Private General Hospitals in Australia - Market Research Report

Private General Hospitals industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 1.2%

The Private General Hospitals industry has grown strongly over the past five years, fuelled by Australia's ageing population. While an overall rise in the uptake of private health insurance membership has assisted industry growth, the declining affordability of private health insurance has slowed signup rates over the period. Rising rates of obesity have also increased demand for private hospital services, due to the increasing incidence of weight-related diseases and illnesses, as well as higher demand for elective surgeries such as weight-loss procedures. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 4.1% over the five years through 2018-19, to $16.1 billion. Australia's public health system reduces the need for private health. Thus, the d...
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Private General Hospitals industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Private General Hospitals industry is projected to continue its steady growth over the next five years as Australia's ageing population and the increasing incidence of chronic diseases are forecast to drive demand for private hospitals. An increase in private health insurance coverage is expected to widen the pool of potential patients, further driving revenue growth. In particular, private health insurance coverage for individuals aged over XX is projected to increase strongly over the next five years. As a result, industry revenue is projected to rise at an annualised X.X%, to $XX.X billion. Health trends Obesity levels are forecast to continue rising over the next five years, increasing the incidence rate of chronic illnesses and diseases su...
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Private General Hospitals industry statistics

  • business Number of Businesses: 660
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 66,981

Biggest companies in the Private General Hospitals industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Private General Hospitals in Australia industry include Ramsay Health Care Limited, Healthscope Limited, St John of God Health Care Inc and Epworth Foundation.

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What is Private General Hospitals industry?

Industry Definition

Private general hospitals provide medical, surgical and diagnostic services, as well as continuous inpatient nursing care. The industry also includes establishments that provide both hospital facilities and training of medical and nursing staff. The industry does not include public-private partnerships.

Industry Products and Services

  • Digestive and respiratory system hospitalisations
  • Musculoskeletal and circulatory system hospitalisations
  • Cancer hospitalisations
  • Injury and poison hospitalisations
  • Pregnancy and neonatal hospitalisations

Industry Activities

  • Private children's hospital operation
  • Private ear, nose and throat hospital operation
  • Private eye hospital operation
  • Private general hospital operation (excluding psychiatric, dental and veterinary hospitals)
  • Private infectious diseases hospital operation (including human quarantine stations)
  • Private maternity hospital operation
  • Private obstetric hospital operation
  • Private women's hospital operation

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Private general hospitals provide medical, surgical and diagnostic services, as well as continuous inpatient nursing care. The industry also includes establishments that provide both hospital facilities and training of medical and nursing staff. The industry does not include public-private partnerships.

Main Activities

  • Private children's hospital operation
  • Private ear, nose and throat hospital operation
  • Private eye hospital operation
  • Private general hospital operation (excluding psychiatric, dental and veterinary hospitals)
  • Private infectious diseases hospital operation (including human quarantine stations)
  • Private maternity hospital operation
  • Private obstetric hospital operation
  • Private women's hospital operation

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Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

The general health of individuals tends to deteriorate with age. Patients aged over 50 are more susceptible to chronic illness and generally require indus...
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Population aged 50 and older
Private health insurance membership
Real household disposable income
Total visits to a general practitioner

Current Performance

Industry structure
Private health insurance
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Industry structure
Private health insurance
 Table: Private General Hospitals in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Private General Hospitals in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Health Insurance in Australia
General Insurance in Australia





Key Selling Industries

Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing in Australia
Medical and Surgical Equipment Manufacturing in Australia
General Practice Medical Services in Australia
Specialist Medical Services in Australia
Pharmaceuticals Wholesaling in Australia


Products & Services

The Private General Hospitals industry's services can be broken down into broad treatment categories based on the main area of health targeted. Each categ...
People aged 45 to 64
People aged 25 to 44
People aged 24 and under



Demand Determinants

Population demographics play a significant role in determining demand for private general hospitals. Individuals aged 65 and over make up a disproportiona...
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Major Markets

People aged 45 to 64
People aged 25 to 44
People aged 24 and under




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Private General Hospitals in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

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

Market Share Concentration

The private hospitals industry is characterised by moderate market share concentration, with the top four players accounting for over 50% of the market. T...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

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

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Private General Hospitals in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Ramsay Health Care Limited, trading as Ramsay Health Care, provides a range private healthcare and hospital services. Ramsay is the largest company in the...
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Ramsay Health Care

 Table: Ramsay Health Care - financial performance

Healthscope

 Table: Healthscope - financial performance

St John of God Health Care

 Table: St John of God Health Care - financial performance

Epworth HealthCare

 Table: Epworth HealthCare - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Private General Hospitals industry exhibits low capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on capital costs, $15.41 is spent o...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Private General Hospitals 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 Private General Hospitals in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

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, %

AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF HEALTH AND WELFARE (AIHW)

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OUTPATIENT

PATIENT SEPARATION

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  • Revenue Forecasts
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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
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  • Industry Market Size
    Industry Market Size
  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
    Industry Trends
  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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