Changing lanes: Australia's ageing population drives demand for industry services

The Caravan and Motorhome Rental industry is projected to grow at an annualised 5.1% over the five years through 2017-18, to $194.6 million. This includes expected revenue growth of 3.8% in the current year. Strong inbound demand for Australian tourism has contributed to the industry's growth over the past five years. The weaker dollar over most of the period, along with cheaper airfares has driven much of this growth. Tourists from North America and Europe, which make up traditional caravan and motorhome rental markets, recommenced holidaying in Australia as it became more affordable. In particular, strong inbound tourist numbers from the United States, Germany and France have helped drive industry revenue growth over the past five years...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$195m
Annual Growth 13-18
5.1%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
544
Businesses
57
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Strong inbound tourism has driven demand for industry services over the past five years
  • A weaker Australian dollar has encouraged both domestic travel and international visitors
  • Establishment numbers are forecast to rise, particularly in tourist locations on the east coast
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Caravan and Motorhome Rental industry exhibits a high level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent as wages, an estimated $1.61 is invested in capital. The industry is one of few where capital investment exceeds spending on wages. The industry's operations are based on vehicle availability, which means industry operators have significant vehicle investment costs. The investment in caravans and motorhomes that are rented out generate the majority of depreciation expenses. Wage expenses are comparatively low, with the industry employing customer service representatives and auxiliary support staff. Cap...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Caravan and Motorhome Rental Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Caravan and Motorhome Rental Industry are

  • Having a good reputation
  • Having a wide and expanding product range
  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as US dollars per Australian dollar and Real household discretionary income in the Caravan and Motorhome Rental industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Caravan and Motorhome Rental Industry?

    Industry operators rent or lease recreational vehicles and campervans. Purchasing and lease-to-own arrangements are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Caravans
  • Trailers
  • Campervans and motorhomes
  • Industry Activities
  • Caravan rental services
  • Trailer rental services
  • Campervan rental services
  • Motorhome rental services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • US dollars per Australian dollar
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Demand from accommodation
  • Demand from passenger car rental and hiring
  • Population aged 50 and older

  • Current Performance
  • Participation

    and structure

  • International and local demand
  • Investment
  • Price competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Structural trends
  • International

    demand trends

  • Domestic

    demand trends

  • Table: Caravan and Motorhome Rental Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Caravan and Motorhome Rental Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining
  • Tourism
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
  • Residential Property Operators
  • Trailer and Caravan Dealers

  • Products & Services
  • Campervans and motorhomes
  • Caravans
  • Trailers
  • Chart: Caravan and Motorhome Rental Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Tourists from Europe
  • Domestic tourists
  • Other international tourists
  • Tourists from the Asia-Pacific
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Caravan and Motorhome Rental Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Depreciation
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Caravan and Motorhome Rental

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Caravan and Motorhome Rental Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Apollo Tourism & Leisure Ltd, Tourism Holdings Limited,
  • Table: Apollo Tourism & Leisure Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Tourism Holdings Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Caravan and Motorhome Rental 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 Caravan and Motorhome Rental Industry
    Includes:
  • 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
    Aggregator Website
  • A website that allows consumers to compare prices between different rental companies.
  • Baby Boomer
  • An individual born in the post-World War II era between 1946 and 1964.
  • Grey Nomad
  • An individual aged 50 or older who takes long-term camping trips around Australia.
  • Recreational Vehicle (Rv)
  • Motorised or towable vehicles that combine transportation and temporary living quarters for travel, recreation and camping.
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