Correctional and Detention Services in Australia - Market Research Report

Correctional and Detention Services industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 5.7%

The Correctional and Detention Services industry aims to provide a safe, secure and humane correctional system that incorporates elements of rehabilitation, education and community protection. The industry encompasses the operation and management of prisons, community correctional facilities, programs for adult offenders, immigration detention centres and juvenile detention facilities. Most industry revenue comes from publicly funded and government-operated facilities. Four privately operated companies account for most of the remaining proportion of yearly industry revenue. Industry performance is generally influenced by criminal activity rates, government capital expenditure and appropriation levels, overall population trends, and rates of incarcera...
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Correctional and Detention Services industry outlook (2019-2024)

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Although revenue growth in the Correctional and Detention Services industry is forecast to slow over the five years through XXX-XX, the industry's performance is forecast to remain strong. Despite the level of criminal activity projected to decline over the period, government appropriations are anticipated to increase in a bid to show electorates that federal, state and territory governments are tough on crime. As a result, the continued expansion and development of existing prison facilities to meet capacity shortfalls is likely to occur over the next five years. Revenue and profitability Industry revenue is forecast to grow at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to total $X.X billion. Capital expenditure by federal, state and l...
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Correctional and Detention Services industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $7bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 379
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 33,115

Biggest companies in the Correctional and Detention Services industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Correctional and Detention Services in Australia industry include Department of Justice NSW, Victorian Department of Justice & Regulation, Department of Justice (Western Australia) and Queensland Corrective Services.

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  • pie_chart Victorian Department of Justice & Regulation Market Share: x.x%
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  • pie_chart Department of Justice (Western Australia) Market Share: x.x%
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  • pie_chart Queensland Corrective Services Market Share: x.x%
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What is Correctional and Detention Services industry?

Industry Definition

Companies in the industry are primarily engaged in managing and operating correctional institutions and detention centres. Facilities include prisons, remand centres, juvenile detention centres and immigration detention centres.

Industry Products and Services

  • Government-managed prisons
  • 24-hour court cell centres
  • Periodic detention centres
  • Privately managed prisons
  • Transition centres and programs
  • Juvenile detention centres
  • Immigration detention centres

Industry Activities

  • Prison operation
  • Detention centre operation
  • Remand centre operation
  • Juvenile detention centre operation
  • Correctional centre operation
  • Operating correctional facility on a contract or fee basis
  • Managing immigration detention centres on a contract basis

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Companies in the industry are primarily engaged in managing and operating correctional institutions and detention centres. Facilities include prisons, remand centres, juvenile detention centres and immigration detention centres.

Main Activities

  • Prison operation
  • Detention centre operation
  • Remand centre operation
  • Juvenile detention centre operation
  • Correctional centre operation
  • Operating correctional facility on a contract or fee basis
  • Managing immigration detention centres on a contract basis

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Greater rates of criminal activity typically lead to increased demand for prisons, correctional facilities and detention centres. Criminal activity over t...
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Level of criminal activity
Capital expenditure by state and local government
Demand from legal services
Population

Current Performance

Industry structure
Prison safety and rehabilitation
Immigration detention centres
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Public versus private
Industry trends
 Table: Correctional and Detention Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Correctional and Detention Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Police and Firefighting Services in Australia
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Key Selling Industries

Investigation and Security Services in Australia
Commercial Cleaning Services in Australia
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Services in Australia
Catering Services in Australia



Products & Services

Industry operators provide a range of different services that are segmented by facility type. These facilities are government-managed prisons, immigration...
VIC Government
WA Government
QLD Government
Other state and territory governments
Federal Government

Demand Determinants

Demand for industry services is directly related to the number of offenders charged, remanded, convicted and sentenced. The largest influences on these fa...
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Major Markets

VIC Government
WA Government
QLD Government
Other state and territory governments
Federal Government


 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Correctional and Detention 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 Correctional and Detention Services industry is highly concentrated. The four largest industry players are projected to account for 80.8% of total rev...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Correctional and Detention Services in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Correctional and Detention Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

The NSW Government's Department of Justice provides legal, court and supervision services by administering the state's legal system, enforcing the law and...
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Department of Justice NSW

 Table: Department of Justice NSW - financial performance

Victorian Department of Justice & Regulation

 Table: Victorian Department of Justice & Regulation - financial performance

Department of Justice (Western Australia)

 Table: Department of Justice (Western Australia) - financial performance

Queensland Corrective Services

 Table: Queensland Corrective Services - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Correctional and Detention Services industry is characterised by a high level of capital intensity. The capital investment required to build and opera...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Correctional and Detention 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 Correctional and Detention 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)
Total Daily Average Prison Population (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, %

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  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
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  • Industry Trends
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  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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