Fertile ground: Technological advances and an increasing maternal age bump up demand

According to the Fertility Society of Australia, one in six Australian couples suffers from infertility. The Fertility Clinics industry assists patients who are either having difficulty or are unable to conceive naturally. The industry includes numerous treatment options, the most popular of which is in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) cycles. Several factors have increased demand for infertility treatments and procedures, particularly from women who are having children later in life. Australia is one of the few developed countries in the world that has substantial government funding for fertility treatments, which has made industry treatments more affordable...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • An increasing maternal age and government subsidies have underpinned demand
  • Scientific developments have improved the success rates of various treatments
  • Advances in diagnostic technologies and specialist treatments will likely improve success rates
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The eastern states of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland dominate industry activity due to the high population levels, a greater number of fertility clinics and higher IVF usage rates. In 2018-19, these three states are estimated to account for just over 80% of all industry establishments, IVF cycles undertaken and relevant Medicare benefits processed. Geographically, a greater percentage of the population is closer to a fertility clinic in these states compared with other states, which contributes to high industry demand and revenue. Industry players tend to compete on a regional basis, with no one player operating on a nation-wide basis.In terms of IVF cycle numbers, New South Wales accounts for the highest proportion of the industry. Vir...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Fertility Clinics Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Fertility Clinics are:

  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Having a good reputation
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Female population aged 35 and older and Federal funding for Medicare in the Fertility Clinics industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Fertility Clinics Industry?

    Medical facilities in the industry offer treatments to aid individuals in conceiving children. These facilities offer diagnosis, medications, intrauterine insemination and other assisted reproductive technology (ART) methods. This includes core ART treatments such as in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) cycles and frozen embryo transfers, in addition to associated ancillary health services such as specialised diagnostic and genetic testing, ultrasounds and related day hospital procedures.

    Industry Products
  • In-vitro fertilisation
  • Frozen embryo transfer
  • Intrauterine insemination
  • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection
  • Industry Activities
  • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection
  • Intrauterine insemination and donor insemination
  • In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) cycles
  • Frozen embryo transfer
  • Other fertility treatments
  • Specialised diagnostic testing including pre-implantation genetic diagnosis
  • Ancillary services including patient procedures in day hospitals
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Female population aged 35 and older
  • Federal funding for Medicare
  • Private health insurance membership
  • Levels of obesity
  • Private research and development expenditure

  • Current Performance
  • Growing accessibility and acceptance
  • Funding changes and external competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Continued growth
  • Ongoing consolidation
  • Table: Fertility Clinics Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fertility Clinics Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Health Insurance
  • General Hospitals
  • Psychiatric Hospitals
  • General Practice Medical Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • General Hospitals
  • Medical and Scientific Equipment Wholesaling
  • Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection
  • In-vitro fertilisation
  • Frozen embryo transfer
  • Intrauterine insemination
  • Chart: Fertility Clinics Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Females aged 35 to 44
  • Females aged under 35
  • Females aged over 45
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fertility Clinics Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Specialist contractors
  • Purchases
  • Rent
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fertility Clinics

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fertility Clinics Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Virtus Health Limited, Monash IVF Group Limited, Genea Limited,
  • Table: Virtus Health Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Monash IVF Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Genea Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fertility Clinics 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 Fertility Clinics Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Assisted Reproductive Treatment (Art)
  • Stands for assisted reproductive treatment and involves a group of procedures that involve the in vitro handling of human oocytes and sperm or embryos for the purposes of establishing a pregnancy.
  • Cytogenetics
  • A branch of genetics that is concerned with the study of the structure and function of the cell (especially the chromosomes).
  • Frozen Embryo Transfer (Fet)
  • A cycle using a frozen embryo from a previous fresh IVF cycle where the egg is thawed and transferred back into the uterus.
  • In-Vitro Fertilisation (Ivf)
  • A process by which an egg is fertilised by sperm outside the body.
  • Intra-Uterine Insemination (Iui)
  • A process by which a semen sample from the male partner is prepared and passed through the woman's cervix and into the uterus.
  • Ovulation Induction
  • A process whereby medication is used to induce or enhance ovulation. The medications used can be injectable or in tablet form.
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