Highly marketable: Increased funding for the 2016 Census has led to current year revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Market Research and Statistical Services market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increased external competition and in-housing has negatively affected the industry
  • Industry profit margins are expected to decline due to greater price competition and discounting
  • Online and mobile media research will become increasingly important over the next five years

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Companies in the Market Research and Statistical Services industry conduct targeted market research on behalf of commercial and government clients. Industry research and analysis provides information to help clients develop new products and advertising strategies, make strategic decisions and gather demographic information. This information can help client companies to optimise expenditure on advertising and promotion, and find new ways to reach more consumers and business clients.

    The industry has been negatively affected by several factors over the past five years. Although the industry reported growth in 2011-12 due to the Australian Census, this was followed by revenue falls over the following three years...

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    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The combined estimated market share of the top four players in the industry is estimated to account for over one-third of industry revenue in 2016-17. This indicates that the industry has a low concentration level. Although the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is a significantly larger organisation than others in the industry, it tends to operate according to government requirements and does not have strong market and pricing power.

    The concentration level is kept low by the large number of small niche operators in the industry, declining technology costs, and a greater range of data collection methods, such as on-line, SMS and social media. Man..

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    Additional Insights for the Market Research and Statistical Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Market Research and Statistical Services Industry are

  • Provision of development programs for personnel
  • Marketing of differentiated products
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Business confidence index and Demand from advertising agencies in the Market Research and Statistical Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Market Research and Statistical Services Industry?

    Market research and statistical consulting companies conduct public opinion polls, and carry out qualitative and quantitative research on behalf of clients. This involves the gathering, tabulating and presenting of marketing and opinion information and data. The information gathered is usually for the purposes of understanding the opinions, needs and wants of particular demographics or targeted consumer groups. The industry includes private firms and government bodies.

    Industry Products
    Qualitative research services
    Personal quantitative research services
    Telephone quantitative research services
    Panel quantitative research services
    Online quantitative research services
    Other research services
    Industry Activities
    Market research services
    Public opinion research services
    Data analysis services
    Statistical consulting services
    Analytics services
    Telephone canvassing services
    Survey research services

    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
  • Business confidence index
  • Demand from advertising agencies
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Demand from information media and telecommunications
  • Demand from retail trade
  • Government consumption expenditure

  • Current Performance
  • Weak industry performance
  • Lower profit, fewer enterprises
  • Other industry trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Low future growth
  • New media opportunities
  • Future industry challenges
  • Table: Market Research and Statistical Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Market Research and Statistical Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Consumer Goods Retailing
  • Telecommunications Services
  • Finance
  • Health Services
  • Advertising Agencies

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer and Software Retailing
  • Office Property Operators
  • Wired Telecommunications Network Operation

  • Products & Services
  • Online quantitative research services
  • Qualitative research services
  • Telephone quantitative research services
  • Personal quantitative research services
  • Other research services
  • Panel quantitative research services
  • Chart: Market Research and Statistical Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Media and advertising industries
  • Retail sector
  • Government and public sector
  • Other sectors
  • Manufacturing and wholesale sectors
  • Banking, finance and insurance industries
  • Leisure, travel and tourism industries
  • Telecommunications and utilities sectors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Market Research and Statistical Services 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 Market Research and Statistical Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Market Research and Statistical Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Table: Australian Bureau of Statistics - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Market Research and Statistical Services 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 Market Research and Statistical Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Analytics refers to the analysis and communication of patterns found in collected data. This can help to determine the effectiveness of media campaigns and consumer penetration levels.
  • Big Data
  • Large volumes of data that can be processed and analysed in search of trends and patterns that may be useful in business decision-making.
  • People Meter
  • Generic name for the electronic measurement system which monitors the channel that a TV set is tuned to and the individuals present in the room while the TV set is switched on.
  • Qualitative Research
  • A field of inquiry that aims to gather an in-depth understanding of human behaviour and the reasons behind it.
  • Quantitative Research
  • A form of research that uses mathematical or statistical methods to record and measure data.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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