On the move: The National Disability Insurance Scheme will help drive revenue growth

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The Mobility Equipment Stores industry sells wheelchairs, mobility scooters and walking aids. Roughly one million Australians are dependent on the use of a mobility aid. Mobility aids play an integral role in assisting both the disabled and the elderly in their day-to-day lives by aiding mobility and boosting independence. Such aids are required by temporary users (e.g. those recovering from an injury) and long-term users (e.g. those with an ongoing condition).

The industry has posted strong growth over the five years through 2016-17, 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 has grown strongly over the past five years. Mobility aids can be essential in assisting the injured, disabled and the elderly in their day-to-day lives, aiding their mobility and boosting their independence. Society is placing an increased emphasis on people enjoying active and independent lives, while governments are working to encourage ‘ageing in place’. Mobility aids can form an integral part in achieving both of these ends. Such products include simple walking aids such as canes, crutches and walkers, and higher end products such as wheelchairs (manual or motorised), scooters and powered vehicles. Users of such aids include temporary users (e.g. tho...

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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 Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets

Globalisation & Trade

Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Barriers to Entry

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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