Low interest: Social assistance expenditure declines limit overall industry revenue growth

Government support for organisations in the Community Associations and Other Interest Groups industry has been limited over the past five years. To compensate for this limited funding, some industry organisations have sought out revenue streams from alternative sources, such as business partnerships and household donations. Lower government funding for social assistance has also led some community organisations to limit their service range and expansion, to reduce expenditure. While revenue in some industry segments has declined over the past five years, the variety of community organisations and interest groups that operate in the industry has helped limit these falls...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 15-20
Forecast Growth 20-25
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The variety of industry players has contributed to industry growth over the past five years
  • Relatively low average wages have discouraged some people from working for industry organisations
  • Government funding growth for industry organisations is anticipated to be limited
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Organisations in the industry provide a range of products and services. These are provided to households, businesses, government, and other entities. The industry's organisations range from small community groups and social clubs to large political parties and automobile associations that provide member services as part of multimillion-dollar businesses.Community and recreation servicesSmall- to medium-sized community, cultural and recreation groups provide interest-based services to members. Many service and social clubs derive revenue from hospitality functions such as selling food and beverages, while others run events and collect annual membership fees. Man...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Community Associations and Other Interest Groups Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Community Associations and Other Interest Groups are:

  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Economies of scale
  • Ability to effectively change community behaviour
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Level of social assistance and Real household discretionary income in the Community Associations and Other Interest Groups industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Community Associations and Other Interest Groups Industry?

    Community associations and other interest groups are associations, clubs or organisations that promote community or other interests. These include formal political organisations, environmental groups, community groups, automobile clubs, veterans’ associations, welfare groups and youth groups. The industry excludes professional sporting clubs, religious groups, business and professional associations and professional interests of labour and union employees, such as trade unions.

    Industry Products
  • Automobile association services
  • Other community association services
  • Community and recreation services
  • Environment, advocacy and political services
  • International organisation services
  • Research services
  • Philanthropic intermediary services
  • Industry Activities
  • Animal welfare and conservation association operation
  • Automobile association operation
  • Community association and social club operation
  • Consumers' association operation and interest group services
  • Disease research and welfare fundraising
  • Human rights association operation
  • Pensioners' and veterans' association operation
  • Political party operation
  • Youth club operation
  • 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
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Average weekly hours worked
  • Demand from community services
  • Business confidence index
  • Population aged 50 and older

  • Current Performance
  • Memberships and funding
  • Fragmented industry structure
  • Volunteers and paid staff
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Low revenue and profit
  • Future industry challenges
  • Membership drives
  • Table: Community Associations and Other Interest Groups Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Community Associations and Other Interest Groups Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Consumers
  • Financial and Insurance Services
  • Information Media and Telecommunications
  • Market Research and Statistical Services

  • Products & Services
  • Community and recreation services
  • Environment, advocacy and political services
  • Automobile association services
  • International organisation services
  • Philanthropic intermediary services
  • Other community association services
  • Research services
  • Chart: Community Associations and Other Interest Groups Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households under financial stress
  • Other households
  • Businesses
  • Overseas recipients
  • Government
  • Other sectors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Community Associations and Other Interest Groups Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Community Associations and Other Interest Groups

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Community Associations and Other Interest Groups 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 Community Associations and Other Interest Groups 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 Community Associations and Other Interest Groups Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
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  • Economically Significant
  • Organisations with one or more paid staff or that have an active tax role.
  • Roadside Assistance
  • This is the primary service provided by automotive clubs. Members have access to repairs on their cars anywhere in Australia.
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