Police and Firefighting Services in Australia - Market Research Report

Police and Firefighting Services industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 2.5%

The Police and Firefighting Services industry is vital to Australia's security and emergency response capabilities. Each state and territory is predominantly responsible for operating its own police and firefighting services. The role of firefighting organisations includes responding to fires, investigating fires, developing safety codes, responding to road accidents, managing hazardous materials and educating the community about fire safety. The Federal Government oversees Australian Federal Police (AFP) activity, which regulates national laws and provides community policing services in the Australian Capital Territory. Major sporting, cultural or political events often require additional police services. One-off natural disasters, such as cyclones...
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Police and Firefighting Services industry outlook (2019-2024)

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Revenue for the Police and Firefighting Services industry is forecast to continue increasing at a steady rate over the next five years. Governments will likely remain the primary sources of funding revenue, with levies also being important for firefighting organisations. Government contributions will reflect the increasing number of police and firefighters, greater training requirements for industry employees, projected wage rises across the industry, and the need to replace and purchase new equipment and vehicles. As a result, revenue is forecast to increase at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $XX.X billion. Future funding trends Expenditure on various emergency services agencies is projected to vary over the next five yea...
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Police and Firefighting Services industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $19bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 6,925
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 107,460

Biggest companies in the Police and Firefighting Services industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Police and Firefighting Services in Australia industry include NSW Police Force, Police Department (Vic), Queensland Police Service, Western Australia Police Service and Australian Federal Police.

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What is Police and Firefighting Services industry?

Industry Definition

Industry organisations provide services that maintain public order and safety, and emergency fire and rescue services. The industry comprises police services (including federal agencies), and metropolitan and country fire brigades. The industry does not include ambulance services, corrective and detention centres, or private investigation and security services.

Industry Products and Services

  • State and territory police services
  • Australian Federal Police services
  • Intelligence services
  • Firefighting services
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Intelligence service operations
  • Police services operations
  • Police station operations
  • Traffic policing operations
  • Emergency services
  • Fire brigade services
  • Firefighting services
  • Fire prevention services
  • Rescue services

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry organisations provide services that maintain public order and safety, and emergency fire and rescue services. The industry comprises police services (including federal agencies), and metropolitan and country fire brigades. The industry does not include ambulance services, corrective and detention centres, or private investigation and security services.

Main Activities

  • Intelligence service operations
  • Police services operations
  • Police station operations
  • Traffic policing operations
  • Emergency services
  • Fire brigade services
  • Firefighting services
  • Fire prevention services
  • Rescue services

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

The industry provides police and firefighting services to the public. As the population grows, so does demand for these services. The population has grown...
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Population
Government consumption expenditure
Level of criminal activity
Demand from investigation and security services

Current Performance

Industry employment
Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Crime trends
Industry expansion
 Table: Police and Firefighting Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

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

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

General Insurance in Australia
Residential Property Operators in Australia
Central Government Administration in Australia
Office Property Operators in Australia
Consumers in Australia


Key Selling Industries

Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing in Australia
Communication Equipment Manufacturing in Australia
Petroleum Product Wholesaling in Australia
Commercial Vehicle Wholesaling in Australia



Products & Services

The industry provides a relatively narrow range of police and firefighting services. These services include state, territory and federal police services, ...
Households and businesses
The Federal Government
Insurance companies



Demand Determinants

With high government funding, government expenditure and budgets drive industry demand. However, the higher the actual or perceived level of crime and vio...
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Major Markets

Households and businesses
The Federal Government
Insurance companies




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Police and Firefighting 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 industry has moderate market share concentration, with the four largest organisations accounting for 57.1% of industry revenue in 2018-19. Furthermore...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

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

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

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

Industry Globalization

The NSW Police Force is Australia's oldest and largest police organisation, comprising approximately 16,800 police officers across more than 430 police st...
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NSW Police Force

 Table: NSW Police Force - financial performance

Victoria Police

 Table: Victoria Police - financial performance

Queensland Police Service

 Table: Queensland Police Service - financial performance

Western Australia Police

 Table: Western Australia Police - financial performance

Australian Federal Police

 Table: Australian Federal Police - financial performance

Capital Intensity

Industry capital intensity is low due to high labour costs compared with capital costs. For each dollar required for labour inputs during 2018-19, approxi...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Police and Firefighting 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 Police and Firefighting 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)
Domestic Demand (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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  • Revenue Forecasts
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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
    Historical and Forecast Growth
  • Industry Market Size
    Industry Market Size
  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
    Industry Trends
  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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