New associations: New value-added revenue streams have boosted revenue and profit margins

Representative groups for individual professions are a well-established feature of the Australian business landscape. Over the past decade, many operators in the Industry Associations industry have improved their services, which has boosted membership numbers 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 declining 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 more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

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 are forecast to drive membership growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The industry comprises business associations and professional organisations. Business associations primarily promote the business interests of their members. Professional associations advance the interests of their members, who generally belong to a stated profession. Thus, professional associations are generally more restrictive in membership than business associations.Over the past five years, both types of industry associations have been diversifying their revenue streams, thereby reducing their traditional reliance on membership dues as their major source of income. This development has prompted a corresponding rise in non-subscription revenue, which is being generated from providing various goods and services, alongside sponsorships, donations and grants. One...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Industry Associations Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Industry Associations are:

  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • Ability to educate the wider community
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of businesses and Consumer sentiment index in the Industry Associations industry impact industry performance..

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    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
  • Provision of services
  • Merchandise sales
  • Membership dues
  • Government grants
  • Donations, sponsorship and fundraising
  • Other sources
  • 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
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    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of businesses
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Private research and development expenditure
  • Real household disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Membership base
  • Changing service offerings
  • Joining forces
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Membership base
  • 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

  • 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
  • Membership dues
  • Provision of services
  • Government grants
  • Other sources
  • Donations, sponsorship and fundraising
  • Merchandise sales
  • Chart: Industry Associations Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Communication and profitability
  • Legislation

  • Major Markets
  • Businesses and corporations
  • Individuals
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Industry Associations 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 Industry Associations

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