Public Transport in Australia - Market Research Report

Public Transport industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -0.4%

The Public Transport industry offers a cost-effective, convenient, safe and environmentally friendly travel option to the general public, and has exhibited strong growth over the past five years. Passenger numbers have increased over the period as the population has risen, particularly in Sydney and Melbourne. Industry operators have increased fares, and passenger numbers have soared, driving growth in the industry over the period. Industry revenue is anticipated to grow at an annualised 2.5% over the five years through 2018-19, to reach $26.5 billion. This includes forecast growth of 7.0% in the current year as growth in fare prices and passenger numbers boosts industry revenue. More Australians than ever are living in or within close proximity to...
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Public Transport industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Public Transport industry is anticipated to exhibit strong growth over the next five years as public pressure for greater transport investment mounts. Australia's population is forecast to continue growing over the period, particularly in urban centres and large cities. Renewed state government funding for public transport infrastructure and services is projected to boost passenger capacity and encourage commuter use, driving industry revenue. Fares are anticipated to rise as industry operators attempt to recoup funds as greater passenger numbers contribute to higher operating expenses. However, several large road infrastructure projects are due for completion over the period and are anticipated to draw commuters away from the industry, constrain...
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Public Transport industry statistics

  • business Number of Businesses: 338
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 77,650

Biggest companies in the Public Transport industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Public Transport in Australia industry include Department of Transport NSW, Public Transport Development Authority and Department of Transport and Main Roads Queensland.

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What is Public Transport industry?

Industry Definition

Industry firms provide scheduled train, tram, ferry and bus services to and from predetermined locations to the general public. Industry operators are overseen by, and receive significant funding from, state or territory governments. The industry excludes sightseeing services, ride-sharing services and taxis.

Industry Products and Services

  • Rail
  • Light rail
  • Bus
  • Ferry
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Urban and regional train network operation
  • Urban and regional bus network operation
  • Light rail (tramway) operation
  • Ferry operation
  • School bus operation
  • Community bus services for the aged and disabled
  • Airport bus operation

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry firms provide scheduled train, tram, ferry and bus services to and from predetermined locations to the general public. Industry operators are overseen by, and receive significant funding from, state or territory governments. The industry excludes sightseeing services, ride-sharing services and taxis.

Main Activities

  • Urban and regional train network operation
  • Urban and regional bus network operation
  • Light rail (tramway) operation
  • Ferry operation
  • School bus operation
  • Community bus services for the aged and disabled
  • Airport bus operation

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Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Industry firms are charged with providing travel services to the general public. As the population increases, the pool pf potential passengers rises, pres...
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Population
Capital expenditure by state and local government
Level of urbanisation
Number of motor vehicles

Current Performance

External competition
Government investment and profit
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

External competition intensifies
Future industry operations
 Table: Public Transport in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

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

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Consumers in Australia






Key Selling Industries

Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing in Australia
Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair in Australia
Petroleum Product Wholesaling in Australia




Products & Services

Operators in the Public Transport industry offer all forms of public transport, including, rail, bus, light rail, and ferry passenger transport services. ...
People aged 50 to 69
People aged 15 to 24
People aged 14 years and under
People aged 70 and above


Demand Determinants

Several broad trends affect demand for public transport. Population growth is the largest driver of demand for public transport. As the population continu...
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Major Markets

People aged 50 to 69
People aged 15 to 24
People aged 14 years and under
People aged 70 and above



 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Public Transport in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

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Business Locations

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

Market Share Concentration

The Public Transport industry has a high market share concentration. Ultimately, government departments control the provision of public transport through ...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

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

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Public Transport in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

The Department of Transport NSW, trading as Transport for NSW, is a New South Wales government body that consolidates most of the transport services in Ne...
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Transport for NSW

 Table: Transport for NSW - financial performance

Public Transport Victoria

 Table: Public Transport Victoria - financial performance

Department of Transport and Main Roads QLD

 Table: Department of Transport and Main Roads QLD - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Public Transport industry has low capital intensity. For every dollar invested in capital, an estimated $10.23 is expected to be spent on labour in 20...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Public Transport 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 Public Transport 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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