Libraries and Archives in Australia - Market Research Report

Libraries and Archives industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 1.5%

Libraries and archives collect, preserve and provide public access to various forms of digital and physical media, such as books, journals and newspapers. The Libraries and Archives industry is primarily funded by governments based on the public good it provides, with most industry services provided to users free of charge. Government funding accounts for more than 90% of industry revenue. As a result, trends in federal, state and local government funding strongly influence the industry's performance. The remaining share of industry revenue is typically derived from fees and late charges, along with private funding and donations. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 1.5% over the five years through 2018-19, to $1.5 billion. An overa...
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Libraries and Archives industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Libraries and Archives industry is forecast to continue growing over the next five years, bolstered by an anticipated rise in government funding for heritage and arts. As the industry continues its digital transition, libraries and archives will likely face new challenges over the period. These challenges include the need for new approaches to copyright and other legal issues, along with training librarians and archivists on technical processes and cultural literacy. A greater focus on cost efficiency is anticipated to become increasingly important for industry operators over the next five years. Internet and cloud-based record keeping and servicing are forecast to help reduce industry costs over the period. However, libraries and archive centre...
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Libraries and Archives industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $1bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 1,524
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 11,005

Biggest companies in the Libraries and Archives industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Libraries and Archives in Australia industry include Library Council of New South Wales and National Archives of Australia.

  • pie_chart Library Council of New South Wales Market Share: x.x%
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What is Libraries and Archives industry?

Industry Definition

Libraries and archives collect and maintain various types of media, such as books, journals, newspapers and music. Industry establishments display many of these materials for public access and preserve collections for the historical record. All or part of industry collections may be accessible online.

Industry Products and Services

  • National and state public libraries
  • Local government libraries
  • National and state archives
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Archival operation
  • Film archive operation
  • Lending library operation
  • Library operation (except motion picture stock footage and distribution)
  • Mobile library operation
  • Motion picture film archive operation
  • Music archive operation
  • Reference library operation

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Libraries and archives collect and maintain various types of media, such as books, journals, newspapers and music. Industry establishments display many of these materials for public access and preserve collections for the historical record. All or part of industry collections may be accessible online.

Main Activities

  • Archival operation
  • Film archive operation
  • Lending library operation
  • Library operation (except motion picture stock footage and distribution)
  • Mobile library operation
  • Motion picture film archive operation
  • Music archive operation
  • Reference library operation

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Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Industry revenue is primarily determined by public funding. Government funding for heritage and arts includes all expenditure on literature, print media, ...
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Government funding for heritage and arts
Population
Internet subscribers
Secondary school retention rate

Current Performance

Employment and costs
Industry structure and profitability
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Catalogue costs
 Table: Libraries and Archives in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Libraries and Archives in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Public Administration and Safety
Consumers in Australia





Key Selling Industries

Book and Magazine Wholesaling in Australia
Newsagents and Book Retailers in Australia
Data Storage Services in Australia
Computer and Electronic Equipment Repair in Australia
Internet Publishing and Broadcasting in Australia


Products & Services

The Libraries and Archives industry can be split into three service segments: national and state public libraries, local government libraries, and nationa...
Visitors aged 55 and over
Visitors aged 15 to 24




Demand Determinants

The industry's main demand determinants are government funding for heritage and arts and population growth. As the population grows, more funding tends to...
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Major Markets

Visitors aged 55 and over
Visitors aged 15 to 24





 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Libraries and Archives in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

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

Market Share Concentration

The Libraries and Archives industry has a low market share concentration, with the four largest players accounting for less than 20% of industry revenue. ...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Libraries and Archives in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Libraries and Archives in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

The Library Council of New South Wales is a locally owned government body that coordinates the state's various local libraries and information agencies. T...
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State Library of NSW

 Table: State Library of NSW - financial performance

National Archives

 Table: National Archives - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Libraries and Archives industry is characterised by moderate capital intensity. For every dollar spent on wages in 2018-19, an estimated $0.32 is inve...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Libraries and Archives 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 Libraries and Archives in Australia Industry

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

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Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

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