Overview

Blazing a trail: Australia's ageing population is supporting industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Trailer and Caravan Dealers 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.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
1.2%
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022
Profit
Employment
3,312
Business
519

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Greater demand from grey nomads has supported industry revenue growth over the past five years
  • A growing number of younger families have become interested in RVs over the past five years
  • Industry growth is expected to boost the number of industry enterprises over the next five years

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Trailer and Caravan Dealers industry has performed well over the past five years, with revenue growth driven by Australia's ageing population and rising discretionary incomes. The population is ageing as the baby boomer generation grows older and Australia's birthrate remains low. The proportion of the population that has entered retirement is increasing, and the expanding grey nomad market is boosting industry demand. Grey nomads are retired individuals that travel the country in caravans or motorhomes. As a result of greater demand from this market, industry revenue is forecast to rise at a compound annual rate of 1.2% over the five years through 2016-17, to $2.0 billion. This includes an anticipated decline of 1.8%...

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    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entry into the Trailer and Caravan Dealers industry are moderate, largely due to the initial cost of purchasing stock and establishing the premises. Entrants have to have sufficient capital or access to finance to purchase initial stock, as well as pay wages and rental expenses. However, entrants may limit these financing costs by selling low-cost products, such as used caravans and motorhomes. During times of economic uncertainty, finance can be difficult to access as lending institutions become more risk-averse. This can make a lack of cashflow a significant barrier to entry. New entrants face further barriers in the form of regulation, as all dealers are required to be licensed by the various state and territory governments.
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    Additional Insights for the Trailer and Caravan Dealers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Trailer and Caravan Dealers Industry are

  • Provision of development programs for personnel
  • Effective cost controls
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Median age of the population and Consumer sentiment index in the Trailer and Caravan Dealers industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Trailer and Caravan Dealers Industry?

    Industry companies sell new and used caravans, trailers, mobile homes and cabins. Companies that sell boat trailers and rent out trailers and caravans are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
    Caravans
    Horse floats and other products
    Trailers
    Campervans and motorhomes
    Industry Activities
    Caravan retailing
    Horse float retailing
    Mobile home retailing
    Trailer retailing

    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
  • Median age of the population
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Real household discretionary income
  • World price of crude oil
  • Average weekly hours worked
  • Demand from superannuation funds

  • Current Performance
  • Participation and profit
  • Demand trends
  • Grey nomads
  • RV competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Participation and profit
  • Age matters
  • Caravan parks
  • Business environment
  • Table: Trailer and Caravan Dealers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Trailer and Caravan Dealers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining
  • Horse and Dog Racing
  • Sports Administrative Services
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
  • Retail Property Operators

  • Products & Services
  • Caravans
  • Trailers
  • Campervans and motorhomes
  • Horse floats and other products
  • Chart: Trailer and Caravan Dealers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 55 and over
  • People aged 35 to 54
  • Mining firms and other corporations
  • People aged 15 to 34
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Trailer and Caravan Dealers 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 Trailer and Caravan Dealers

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Trailer and Caravan Dealers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Trailer and Caravan Dealers 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 Trailer and Caravan Dealers Industry
    Includes:
  • 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
    Baby Boomer
  • An individual born in the late 1940s to the 1960s. The older baby boomers began retiring around 2007, while the younger ones will continue entering retirement over the next decade.
  • Grey Nomad
  • An individual, typically a retiree aged 55 or older, who takes long-term camping trips around Australia in RVs.
  • Recreational Vehicle (Rv)
  • Recreational vehicles. These motorised or towable vehicles combine transportation and temporary living quarters for travel, recreation and camping.
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    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Trailer and Caravan Dealers market research report includes:
    • 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
    • And of course, much more

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