No cause for alarm: Steady population growth has increased demand for industry services

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...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$19bn
Annual Growth 14-19
2.5%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
107,460
Businesses
39

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Population growth has boosted demand for industry services over the past five years
  • Police funding has increased steadily due to population growth and increasing crime rates
  • The firefighting services segment is anticipated to consolidate its services
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Due to extensive requirements for government approval and funding, industry entry barriers are high. In particular, legislation is a major barrier to new organisations. Government legislation rules the establishment of policing, law enforcement and firefighting. Underlying this legislative barrier is the generally unquestioned perception that the maintenance of public order and the enforcement of the law can only be entrusted to a body that is not motivated by financial gain. The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 established ASIO as the Commonwealth's agent for providing advice on security matters, and empowers it to collect information as required. There is no prospect for these services to be undertaken by any other organisation. Sim...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Police and Firefighting Services Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Police and Firefighting Services are:

  • Access to volunteer labour
  • Ability to educate the wider community
  • Having a good reputation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Population and Government consumption expenditure in the Police and Firefighting Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Police and Firefighting Services Industry?

    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
  • State and territory police services
  • Australian Federal Police services
  • Intelligence services
  • Firefighting services
  • 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
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Population
  • Government consumption expenditure
  • Level of criminal activity
  • Demand from investigation and security services
  • Number of vehicle accident deaths
  • Level of annual rainfall

  • Current Performance
  • Safety first
  • Industry employment
  • Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Future funding trends
  • Crime trends
  • Industry expansion
  • Table: Police and Firefighting Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Police and Firefighting Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • General Insurance
  • Residential Property Operators
  • Central Government Administration
  • Office Property Operators
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Vehicle Wholesaling
  • Communication Equipment Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
  • Petroleum Product Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • State and territory police services
  • Firefighting services
  • Australian Federal Police services
  • Intelligence services
  • Chart: Police and Firefighting Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • State and territory governments
  • Households and businesses
  • The Federal Government
  • Insurance companies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Police and Firefighting Services 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 Police and Firefighting Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Police and Firefighting Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    NSW Police Force, Police Department (Vic), Queensland Police Service, Western Australia Police Service, Australian Federal Police,
  • Table: NSW Police Force - financial performance
  • Table: Police Department (Vic) - financial performance
  • Table: Queensland Police Service - financial performance
  • Table: Western Australia Police Service - financial performance
  • Table: Australian Federal Police - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Police and Firefighting Services 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 Police and Firefighting Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Australian Federal Police (Afp)
  • A Federal Government agency that enforces criminal law in Australia and protects national interests.
  • Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (Asi
  • ASIO is a Federal Government agency that monitors suspicious activity in Australia and collects information on subversive activities.
  • Cybercrime
  • Crimes undertaken that target computer systems and the internet.
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