Sharing is caring: Government initiatives to encourage car sharing have supported growth

The Car Sharing Providers industry has grown rapidly over the past five years, due to rising demand for cost-efficient and convenient inner-city transport. Demand for car sharing services in Australia's major cities has grown strongly, in line with rising urbanisation, which has made it more difficult for consumers to purchase cars outright and find adequate parking spaces. The industry has also benefited from advances in mobile technology and the internet over the past five years. Some local governments have encouraged car sharing as a means to reduce congestion, and noise and air pollution, which has also contributed to the industry's growth. Overall, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 22.4% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $102.7 more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising demand for cost-efficient and convenient inner-city transport has driven revenue growth
  • Increasing urbanisation has contributed to increasing demand for the industry’s services
  • Projected rises in petrol prices and vehicle ownership costs will support industry demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Car Sharing Providers industry is moderately concentrated, with the four largest operators accounting for just under 50% of industry revenue. Over the past five years, the number of enterprises in the industry has sharply increased, with the industry becoming increasingly fragmented in the process. Despite the number of new entrants in the industry, the industry's two largest players GoGet and Hertz have expanded their market share over the past five years. Conversely, GreenShareCar has lost market share over the same period. Consequently, industry concentration has remained relatively stable over the past five years. Over the next five years, the number of enterprises in the industry is expected to increase, which is likely to reduce market share concentration...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Car Sharing Providers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Car Sharing Providers Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Level of urbanisation and Retail petrol prices in the Car Sharing Providers industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Car Sharing Providers Industry?

    Operators in the industry own or lease cars that people can rent for short periods of time, often by the hour. These operators are typically located in city centres and sometimes offer membership. Peer-to-peer car sharing network operators are also included in the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Small and hybrid cars
  • Medium and large cars
  • SUVs and wagons
  • Luxury cars
  • Vans and other commercial vehicles
  • Industry Activities
  • Providing car share services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Level of urbanisation
  • Retail petrol prices
  • New passenger motor vehicle sales
  • Internet connections
  • Real household discretionary income

  • Current Performance
  • Ownership and uptake
  • Urbanisation
  • Internet technology
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Competition
  • Innovation
  • Government initiatives
  • Table: Car Sharing Providers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Car Sharing Providers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Motor Vehicle Body, Paint and Interior Repair
  • Motor Vehicle Dealers
  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Small and hybrid cars
  • Luxury cars
  • SUVs and wagons
  • Medium and large cars
  • Vans and other commercial vehicles
  • Chart: Car Sharing Providers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 15 to 34
  • Consumers aged 35 to 54
  • Consumers aged 55 and over
  • Businesses
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Car Sharing Providers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Car Sharing Providers

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Car Sharing Providers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Carshare Australia Pty Ltd, Hertz Investment (Holdings) Pty Limited, JP Just Properties International Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Carshare Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Hertz Investment (Holdings) Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: JP Just Properties International Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Car Sharing Providers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Car Sharing Providers Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Hybrid Vehicle
  • A vehicle that is powered through two or more sources of power. Common hybrids include petrol and electric hybrid vehicles.
  • Pod
  • A car sharing station or parking spot.
  • Suv
  • Stands for sports utility vehicle, which is similar to a station wagon and often has four-wheel-drive capabilities.
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