Online Education in Australia - Market Research Report

Online Education industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -0.4%

The Online Education industry has expanded over the past five years, despite revenue declining. Technological advancements and wider internet access have made the online education model an increasingly viable option for learning and career advancement. However, changes to government funding and intensifying competition have constrained revenue over the period. Industry revenue is expected to fall at an annualised 0.4% over the five years through 2018-19, to $5.1 billion. This includes anticipated growth of 4.8% in the current year due to rising discretionary incomes. Online education provides greater flexibility compared with traditional education and enables full-time workers to engage in further learning. Many education providers have recognised t...
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Online Education industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Online Education industry is projected to continue growing over the next five years. Expanding high-speed internet services, increasing acceptance of online education and continued efforts to expand access to non-traditional customers will likely support industry growth. Trends towards reskilling and lifelong learning are forecast to support growth in flexible methods of study, such as online education. However, the industry is anticipated to approach saturation as more enterprises enter the market and existing operators seek to expand their market share, causing competition to increase. Industry revenue is anticipated to grow at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $X.X billion. The number of industry enterprises is forecas...
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Online Education industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $5bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 1,601
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 17,666

Biggest companies in the Online Education industry

The Online Education in Australia industry has no companies with major market shares. Get the full report to find out why.

What is Online Education industry?

Industry Definition

The industry includes institutions that deliver online education to students. To be considered an online provider, over 80% of the course or unit content offered must be delivered online. For example, students could be located off-campus for the duration of their enrolment and successfully complete a unit of study. Online education includes study at all levels of education.

Industry Products and Services

  • Non-formal education
  • Certificates and diplomas
  • Undergraduate courses
  • Postgraduate courses
  • Online tutoring
  • School education

Industry Activities

  • Online education provision

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

The industry includes institutions that deliver online education to students. To be considered an online provider, over 80% of the course or unit content offered must be delivered online. For example, students could be located off-campus for the duration of their enrolment and successfully complete a unit of study. Online education includes study at all levels of education.

Main Activities

  • Online education provision

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Industry players rely on the accessibility of online material. Faster and more reliable internet connections facilitate growth in online education, especi...
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Internet subscribers
Average weekly hours worked
Real household discretionary income
National unemployment rate

Current Performance

Reaching new markets
Massive Open Online Courses
Industry structure
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Massive Open Online Courses and blended learning
Government reform
 Table: Online Education in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

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

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

State Government Administration in Australia
Industry Associations in Australia
Consumers in Australia




Key Selling Industries

Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling in Australia
Newsagents and Book Retailers in Australia
Computer System Design Services in Australia
Internet Service Providers in Australia
Computer and Software Retailing in Australia
Postal and Courier Services in Australia

Products & Services

The Online Education industry's services can be segmented into formal and non-formal education. Formal education includes accredited courses included in t...
People aged 25 to 44
People aged 45 and over
People aged 17 and under



Demand Determinants

Demand for online education is influenced by perceptions of the quality of training, the cost to students and the methods of payment. Technological condit...
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Major Markets

People aged 25 to 44
People aged 45 and over
People aged 17 and under




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Online Education in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

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

Market Share Concentration

The Online Education industry exhibits low market share concentration. Universities typically represent the industry's largest players, primarily due to t...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

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

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Online Education in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

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Capital Intensity

The Online Education industry exhibits moderate capital intensity. For every dollar spent on wages, an estimated $0.18 will be spent on capital costs in 2...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Online Education 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 Online Education 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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