Join the club: Increasing membership numbers have supported 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
2013 - 2018
Annual Growth
2018 - 2023

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The performance of industry firms is largely linked to the performance of the industry they service
  • Some industry operators have been countering revenue declines by cutting expenses
  • Rising business confidence and disposable income is likely to drive membership growth

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Representative groups for individual professions are a well-established feature of the Australian business landscape. Many operators in the Industry Associations industry have improved the services they offer, which has boost membership numbers over the past decade, and driven revenue growth. Improvements in communications technology have encouraged many smaller associations to enter the industry. The performance of industry associations is largely linked to the performance of the industry they service. While larger associations have become stronger, some associations with ties to dying industries (such as motor vehicle manufacturing) have faced serious difficulties over the past five years. Despite this, industry revenue is expected to increase by an annualised 2.0%...

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    Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Industry Associations industry is in the mature stage of its economic life cycle. Industry value added, which measures an industry's contribution to the economy, is expected to grow by an annualised 1.9% over the 10 years through 2022-23. This represents an underperformance compared with Australian GDP, which is forecast to rise by an annualised 2.5% over the same period.

    Most organisations reflect the changing nature of the Australian economy. Associations devoted to a new economic landscape (local interests and markets based on age, race or gender) are constantly growing and evolving. Other larger associations have a clear and stable market presence, exhibiting little change over the years. Opp..

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    Additional Insights for the Industry Associations Industry

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

  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • Ability to educate the wider community
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    Industry Products

    What is the Industry Associations Industry?

    Companies in the industry promote the business and professional interests of their members. These establishments may conduct research and provide education services. Other industry activities include developing statistics; sponsoring quality and certification standards; lobbying public officials; and publishing newsletters, books and periodicals for distribution to members.

    Industry Products
    Business association services
    Professional association services
    Industry Activities
    Operating accountants' and lawyers' associations
    Operating architects' and builders' associations
    Operating manufacturers' associations
    Operating dentists' and medical associations
    Operating employers' associations
    Operating farmers' associations
    Operating engineers' associations
    Operating traders' associations
    Operating trade associations (except trade unions)
    Operating bankers' associations

    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
  • Number of businesses
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Private research and development expenditure
  • Real household disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue performance
  • Healthy margins
  • Joining forces
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Establishments and employment
  • Opportunities and threats
  • Table: Industry Associations Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Central Government Administration
  • State Government Administration
  • Consumer Goods Retailing
  • Professional Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Accounting Services
  • Legal Services

  • Products & Services
  • Business association services
  • Professional association services
  • Chart: Industry Associations Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Communication and profitability
  • Legislation

  • Major Markets
  • Businesses and corporations
  • Individual professionals
  • Students
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Industry Associations Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Industry Associations

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Industry Associations Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Industry Associations 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 Industry Associations Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Business Networking
  • A method of creating business opportunities by associating with like-minded businesspeople.
  • Industry Association
  • An organisation representing the professional, trade or commercial interests of its members.
  • Secretariat
  • The officials or office entrusted with maintaining records and performing secretarial duties.
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