Rail Passenger Transport in Australia - Market Research Report

Rail Passenger Transport industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 16.4%

Revenue for the Rail Passenger Transport industry has grown over the past five years. Several factors have driven the increasing use of industry transport, including growing road congestion, higher parking costs and rising awareness of environmental issues. Higher employment in CBDs and population growth have also boosted patronage rates. Consequently, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 2.0% over the five years through 2019-20, to total $10.1 billion. This result includes expected revenue growth of 1.8% in the current year. Increased demand for passenger rail services has boosted ticket sales, although the bulk of industry revenue has continued to come from government subsidies and grants. Passenger rail operators cannot recover t...
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Rail Passenger Transport industry outlook (2019-2024)

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Expanding rail systems is not economically viable without government subsidies. The Rail Passenger Transport industry's structure is anticipated to remain stable over the next five years despite the potential for greater adoption of private service models, where private companies (rather than government entities) operate passenger rail systems. Large operating subsidies are forecast to remain a key feature of the industry, with profitability anticipated to remain low, but rise over the period. Minimal movement in enterprise and establishment numbers is projected over the next five years, with the industry's largest players anticipated to continue dominating the industry, discouraging new entrants. However, industry employment is projected to grow ove...
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Rail Passenger Transport industry statistics

  • business Number of Businesses: 83
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 23,649

Biggest companies in the Rail Passenger Transport industry

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

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What is Rail Passenger Transport industry?

Industry Definition

Companies in the industry operate railways that transport passengers. This includes passenger services for commuter rail and metropolitan rail, and monorail operations. The industry excludes tramways, rail terminal operations and tourist rail passenger services.

Industry Products and Services

  • Urban weekday peak services
  • Urban weekday off-peak services
  • Urban weekend services
  • Rural services
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Passenger railway transport services
  • Suburban passenger railway transport services
  • Monorail operation
  • Rural passenger railway transport services

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Companies in the industry operate railways that transport passengers. This includes passenger services for commuter rail and metropolitan rail, and monorail operations. The industry excludes tramways, rail terminal operations and tourist rail passenger services.

Main Activities

  • Passenger railway transport services
  • Suburban passenger railway transport services
  • Monorail operation
  • Rural passenger railway transport services

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Governments support the industry directly through subsidies, as commuter fare revenue does not fully cover the cost of passenger rail services. Therefore,...
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Government consumption expenditure
Capital expenditure by the government
Secondary school retention rate
Total full-time workforce

Current Performance

Commuters abandon driving
Environmental and technological considerations
Infrastructure investment
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Expansion trends
 Table: Rail Passenger Transport in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

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

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Tourism in Australia
Consumers





Key Selling Industries

Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair in Australia
Measurement and Other Scientific Equipment Manufacturing in Australia
Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction in Australia
Telecommunications and Other Electrical Goods Wholesaling in Australia



Products & Services

The Rail Passenger Transport industry can be divided into two broad segments. These segments are urban and rural passenger transport. Australian urban rai...
Personal travellers
Students




Demand Determinants

The major determinants of demand for passenger rail services are changes in population and income, service levels, and the portion of individuals that own...
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Major Markets

Personal travellers
Students





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

International Trade

Business Locations

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

Market Share Concentration

The Rail Passenger Transport industry is characterised by a high level of market share concentration, with the top four players accounting for 84% of indu...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

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

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

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

Industry Globalization

The Department of Transport NSW provides passenger transport services in Sydney and regional New South Wales, and these activities are included in the ind...
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Transport for NSW

 Table: Transport for NSW - financial performance

Public Transport Victoria

 Table: Public Transport Victoria - financial performance

Queensland Rail

 Table: Queensland Rail - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Rail Passenger Transport industry exhibits a moderate level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on capital costs, an estimated $5.33 is expec...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Rail Passenger 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 Rail Passenger Transport in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2026)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2026)
Establishments (2007-2026)
Businesses (2007-2026)
Employment (2007-2026)
Exports (2007-2026)
Imports (2007-2026)
Wages (2007-2026)
Domestic Demand (2007-2026)

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
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
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  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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