Racing along: The shift to using motorised wheelchairs will drive industry revenue growth

The Mobility Equipment Stores market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Approximately 16% of the Australian population relies on using a mobility aid
  • The industry's slim profit margins can be partly attributed to its fragmented nature
  • The ageing population and the rollout of the NDIS are forecast to boost industry revenue

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Mobility Equipment Stores industry sells wheelchairs, mobility scooters and walking aids. Over 600,000 Australians use mobility aids. Mobility aids play an integral role in assisting both the disabled and the elderly in their day-to-day lives by aiding mobility and increasing independence. Such aids are required by both temporary users, such as those recovering from an injury, and long-term users, such as those with an ongoing condition.

    Industry revenue is expected to grow strongly over the five years through 2017-18, boosted by Australia's ageing population. This reflects the direct correlation between increased age and disability rates. For example, close to 90% of Australians over the age of 90 have some form of disability...

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    What is the Mobility Equipment Stores industry?

    The Mobility Equipment Stores industry retails a range of products that help disabled, mobility-impaired or injured individuals move from place to place. The industry has grown over the past five years, driven by Australia's ageing population. The median age of Australia's population in 2017-18 is expected to be 37.5 years, due to a rise in the fertility rate following the end of World War II. Since then, improved living standards and medical advancements have significantly boosted life expectancy.


    Wheelchairs represent the industry's largest product segment, due to their high cost. This segment includes both manual and powered wheelchairs, with approximately 190,000 Australians using some form of wheelchair. Tra...

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    Additional Insights for the Mobility Equipment Stores Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Mobility Equipment Stores Industry are

  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • Having a wide and expanding product range
  • Having links with suppliers
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Population aged 70 and older and Real household disposable income in the Mobility Equipment Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Walking frames, sticks, canes and crutches
    Car aids

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Population aged 70 and older
  • Real household disposable income
  • Total health expenditure
  • Health consciousness
  • Levels of obesity

  • Current Performance
  • Growth drivers
  • Industry structure
  • Profitability trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • The National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • Mobility opportunities
  • Profitability trends
  • Table: Mobility Equipment Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Mobility Equipment Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • General Hospitals
  • General Practice Medical Services
  • Community Services
  • Consumers
  • Aged Care Residential Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Medical and Scientific Equipment Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Wheelchairs
  • Scooters
  • Walking frames, sticks, canes and crutches
  • Car aids
  • Other
  • Chart: Mobility Equipment Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 65 and over
  • People aged 20 to 64
  • People aged 19 and under
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Mobility Equipment Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Mobility Equipment Stores

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Mobility Equipment Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Aidacare Pty Ltd
  • Table: Aidacare Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Mobility Equipment Stores Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Mobility Equipment Stores 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
    Jargon & Glossary
    Assistive Technology (At)
  • A device, system or design that allows an individual with a disability to carry out daily activities or perform tasks they would otherwise be unable to do.
  • Bariatrics
  • A branch of medicine that focuses on the cause, prevention and treatment of obesity.
  • Electric Wheelchair
  • A wheelchair powered by electricity, used by people unable to manually propel a wheelchair.
  • Mobility Scooter
  • A machine similar to a wheelchair, which helps a person to move around, resembling a motor scooter in design.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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