Interurban and Rural Bus Transport in Australia - Market Research Report

Interurban and Rural Bus Transport industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -0.1%

Revenue for the Interurban and Rural Bus Transport industry has declined marginally over the past five years. The poor performance of regional commuter services has contributed strongly to this decline. The industry has also faced external pressure from growth in urban populations, ongoing penetration from low-cost airlines and pressure on state government budgets. For many operators, fare revenue and the value of contracts awarded have failed to keep pace with inflation, negatively affecting their performance. In addition, the charter sector has come under pressure as many ageing owner-operators have withdrawn from the market and there has not been sufficient demand to attract new entrants to replace those that have exited. However, the expansion of...
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Interurban and Rural Bus Transport industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Interurban and Rural Bus Transport industry is expected to decline marginally over the next five years. Industry revenue is forecast to decline at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $X.XX billion. In addition, the world price of crude oil is anticipated to rebound slightly over the period, pushing purchase costs higher for industry players. Consequently, industry profit margins are forecast to slightly decline over the next five years. Some segments of the industry are anticipated to continue struggling, as many participants depend on contracts from state governments. Funding for these services ultimately follows population growth. As state governments struggle to balance spending commitments, bus and coach service provide...
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Interurban and Rural Bus Transport industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $2bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 840
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 6,131

Biggest companies in the Interurban and Rural Bus Transport industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Interurban and Rural Bus Transport in Australia industry include L. C. Dyson's Bus Services Proprietary Limited and Greyhound Australia Pty Ltd.

  • pie_chart L. C. Dyson's Bus Services Proprietary Limited Market Share: x.x%
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What is Interurban and Rural Bus Transport industry?

Industry Definition

Firms in the Interurban and Rural Bus Transport industry primarily operate buses that transport passengers over regular routes and on regular schedules, mainly outside metropolitan areas or over long distances.

Industry Products and Services

  • Interstate services
  • Touring and packaged touring services
  • Charter operations
  • Intrastate services
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Long distance charter bus services
  • Long distance passenger transport bus services
  • Long distance tourist coach services
  • Long distance express bus services
  • Long distance tour bus operation

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Firms in the Interurban and Rural Bus Transport industry primarily operate buses that transport passengers over regular routes and on regular schedules, mainly outside metropolitan areas or over long distances.

Main Activities

  • Long distance charter bus services
  • Long distance passenger transport bus services
  • Long distance tourist coach services
  • Long distance express bus services
  • Long distance tour bus operation

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Domestic airlines compete with the industry on many routes, such as between large cities like Melbourne and Sydney. Aviation has a comparative advantage o...
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Demand from domestic airlines
Total tourist visitor nights
Number of motor vehicles
World price of crude oil

Current Performance

Charter services
Leisure and tourism
Industry participation and profit
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Tourism and the dollar
 Table: Interurban and Rural Bus Transport in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Interurban and Rural Bus Transport in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Interurban and Rural Bus Transport in Australia
Tourism in Australia
Consumers in Australia




Key Selling Industries

Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing in Australia
Petroleum Product Wholesaling in Australia
Commercial Vehicle Wholesaling in Australia
Motor Vehicle Electrical Services in Australia
Tyre Retailing in Australia


Products & Services

The industry has four main products: intrastate services, interstate services, charter operations and touring and packaged touring services. Governments i...
Tourists
Associations, schools and clubs




Demand Determinants

Among Australian residents, the number of people with limited access to car travel for non-leisure purposes (due to age or economic disadvantage) underpin...
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Major Markets

Tourists
Associations, schools and clubs





 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Interurban and Rural Bus 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 Interurban and Rural Bus Transport industry is characterised by a low level of market share concentration, with the top four players accounting for le...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

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

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Interurban and Rural Bus Transport in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

L.C. Dyson's Bus Services Proprietary Limited, trading as Dyson Group, is an Australian private company that operates in Victoria and New South Wales. The...
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Dyson Group

 Table: Dyson Group - financial performance

Greyhound Australia

 Table: Greyhound Australia - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Interurban and Rural Bus Transport industry exhibits a moderate level of capital intensity. It is expected that for every dollar spent on capital cost...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Interurban and Rural Bus 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 Interurban and Rural Bus 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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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
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  • Industry Market Size
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  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • 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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