Brothel Keeping and Sex Worker Services in Australia - Market Research Report

Brothel Keeping and Sex Worker Services industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -3.1%

While sexual services have historically proven resistant to economic slowdowns, the Brothel Keeping and Sex Worker Services industry has been negatively affected by a mixed economic environment and greater external competition. Many sex workers have loyal clients that abandon other discretionary spending before reducing their spending on sexual services. However, industry revenue has declined as external competition from online substitutes has risen and national unemployment has increased over the period. Industry revenue is expected to fall at an annualised 3.1% over the five years through 2018-19. The industry's heavily regulated nature, combined with increased external competition over the period, has pushed demand and revenue lower. Several exte...
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Brothel Keeping and Sex Worker Services industry outlook (2019-2024)

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A combination of factors, including growing regulation, rising interest in alternative sex practices, and sexual liberalisation will continue to alter the Brothel Keeping and Sex Worker Services industry over the next five years. Increasing international tourism, especially from Asia (with rising discretionary incomes in the region), is forecast to boost industry revenue over the period. Lower national unemployment will also benefit industry operators as client numbers increase and the number of street sex workers potentially declines. Industry changes and challenges Industry revenue is forecast to increase at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to reach $XX.X million. This includes projected growth of X.X% in XXX-XX, with rising...
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Brothel Keeping and Sex Worker Services industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $165m
  • business Number of Businesses: 284
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 1,598

Biggest companies in the Brothel Keeping and Sex Worker Services industry

The Brothel Keeping and Sex Worker Services in Australia industry has no companies with major market shares. Get the full report to find out why.

What is Brothel Keeping and Sex Worker Services industry?

Industry Definition

The industry comprises companies that mainly operate brothels, and provide escort and sex worker services. The industry includes brothel activity and legal transactions for actual sexual services. The industry does not include stripping, erotic dancing, adult internet services (such as dating or pornography), telephone sex chat lines, making and retailing adult video entertainment, or manufacturing and retailing sexual aids.

Industry Products and Services

  • Brothel sexual services
  • Escort services
  • Other sexual services
  • Hospitality and entertainment services
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Licensed brothel operation
  • Licensed brothel keeping
  • Sexual services
  • Escort agency services
  • Erotic massage services

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

The industry comprises companies that mainly operate brothels, and provide escort and sex worker services. The industry includes brothel activity and legal transactions for actual sexual services. The industry does not include stripping, erotic dancing, adult internet services (such as dating or pornography), telephone sex chat lines, making and retailing adult video entertainment, or manufacturing and retailing sexual aids.

Main Activities

  • Licensed brothel operation
  • Licensed brothel keeping
  • Sexual services
  • Escort agency services
  • Erotic massage services

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

As internet usage has continued to rise, competition from pornography and online adult matchmaking services has become more accessible. This represents a ...
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Internet subscribers
Real household discretionary income
National unemployment rate
Business tourist visitor nights

Current Performance

Rise of casual sex
Competition from pornography
Social acceptance and representation
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Greater industry competition
Future industry trends
 Table: Brothel Keeping and Sex Worker Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Brothel Keeping and Sex Worker Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Consumers






Key Selling Industries

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Services in Australia
Pharmaceuticals Wholesaling in Australia
Cosmetics and Toiletry Wholesaling in Australia
Advertising Agencies in Australia



Products & Services

Brothels and sex workers provide specialist sexual services. State regulations largely dictate the types of services that can be advertised by operators a...
Men aged 41 and over
Men aged 18 to 29
Women and couples



Demand Determinants

Several factors drive industry demand. High and increasing discretionary incomes can result in more people (primarily men) purchasing sexual services from...
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Major Markets

Men aged 41 and over
Men aged 18 to 29
Women and couples




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Brothel Keeping and Sex Worker Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

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

Market Share Concentration

The industry has a low concentration level, with the four largest companies estimated to account for less than 10% of industry revenue in 2018-19. The ind...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Brothel Keeping and Sex Worker Services in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Brothel Keeping and Sex Worker Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

The Brothel Keeping and Sex Worker Services in Australia industry has no major companies. Get the full report to find out why.

Capital Intensity

The industry has a low capital intensity level. Capital costs are minimal and equipment or systems are not usually required for delivering most services. ...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Brothel Keeping and Sex Worker Services 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 Brothel Keeping and Sex Worker Services 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, %

DATING APPS

ESCORTS

MATCHMAKING SITES

SEX WORKER

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  • Revenue Forecasts
    Revenue Forecasts
  • Historical and Forecast Growth
    Historical and Forecast Growth
  • 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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