Footwear Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report

Footwear Retailing industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 3.2%

Operators in the Footwear Retailing industry have experienced mixed operating conditions over the past five years. The industry is highly dependent on economic conditions and consumer confidence, which have both been subdued over the period. Volatile consumer sentiment, limited discretionary spending, fierce competition and a difficult retail environment have affected industry revenue growth over the period. However, the industry has received solid support from online sales, which have increased significantly over the past five years as many traditional footwear retailers developed online platforms. Overall, industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 3.2% over the five years through 2018-19, to $3.5 billion. This result includes an exp...
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Footwear Retailing industry outlook (2019-2024)

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Revenue for the Footwear Retailing industry is forecast to increase over the next five years, although operators will continue to face significant challenges. Consumer sentiment is projected to remain positive over the period, supporting demand for retail goods. Furthermore, higher projected household disposable incomes over the period are likely to encourage consumers to boost their expenditure on footwear. Despite these positive demand projections, specialised footwear retailers are anticipated to face ongoing competition from department stores, online stores and general clothing retailers that sell footwear. Overall, industry revenue is forecast to increase at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $X.X billion. Mixed trading c...
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Footwear Retailing industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $3bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 3,187
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 21,102

Biggest companies in the Footwear Retailing industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Footwear Retailing in Australia industry include Accent Group Limited, Munro Footwear Group Pty Ltd and Super Retail Group Limited.

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What is Footwear Retailing industry?

Industry Definition

Industry firms primarily retail footwear. Retailers typically purchase a variety of footwear from wholesalers and manufacturers to onsell to consumers. Generally, retailers will not perform value-added activities or make any alterations to products. Most retailers in the industry sell their products from one or more shopfronts and may also operate an online store. The industry excludes department stores and online-only retailers.

Industry Products and Services

  • Women's footwear
  • Men's footwear
  • Children's and infants' footwear
  • Other footwear
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Sports footwear retailing
  • Dress footwear retailing
  • Casual footwear retailing
  • Purpose-built footwear retailing

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry firms primarily retail footwear. Retailers typically purchase a variety of footwear from wholesalers and manufacturers to onsell to consumers. Generally, retailers will not perform value-added activities or make any alterations to products. Most retailers in the industry sell their products from one or more shopfronts and may also operate an online store. The industry excludes department stores and online-only retailers.

Main Activities

  • Sports footwear retailing
  • Dress footwear retailing
  • Casual footwear retailing
  • Purpose-built footwear retailing

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Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Footwear is a necessary household expense and is purchased using disposable income. Therefore, real household disposable income affects the industry's per...
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Real household disposable income
Consumer sentiment index
Demand from department stores
Demand from online shopping

Current Performance

Growing competition
Online stores
Profit and industry costs
International players
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Growing competition
Online stores
 Table: Footwear Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Footwear Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Consumers in Australia






Key Selling Industries

Footwear Manufacturing in Australia
Footwear Wholesaling in Australia
Telecommunications Services in Australia
Retail Property Operators in Australia



Products & Services

Products in the Footwear Retailing industry can be categorised based on the market they serve. When a store aims to operate in one industry segment, the f...
People aged 55 and over
People aged 15 to 34




Demand Determinants

Demand for footwear is influenced by a range of factors such as price, consumer sentiment, disposable income, weather and availability of substitutes from...
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Major Markets

People aged 55 and over
People aged 15 to 34





 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Footwear Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Footwear Retailing industry displays moderate market share concentration, with the top four players accounting for over 40% of revenue. Aside from the...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Footwear Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Footwear Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Accent Group Limited is a publicly listed company that operates several businesses in the footwear market in Australia and New Zealand. The corporation's ...
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Accent Group Limited

 Table: Accent Group Limited - financial performance

Munro Footwear Group

 Table: Munro Footwear Group - financial performance

Super Retail Group

 Table: Super Retail Group - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Footwear Retailing industry has low capital intensity. In 2018-19, for every dollar spent on capital costs, $8.48 is spent on wages. The industry is l...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Footwear Retailing 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 Footwear Retailing 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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  • Profitability Analysis
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  • SWOT Analysis
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  • Industry Trends
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  • Industry Operating Conditions
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  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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