Top marks: Rising international student numbers manage to boost demand and revenue

The Student Housing Management industry has expanded rapidly over the past five years, with demand boosted by increased numbers of international student enrolments in Australian tertiary institutions. Education is now a major Australian export, reaching $28 billion in 2016-17. The influx of international students has supported demand for accommodation, and property developers have responded by funding new purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA). Student housing managers assist investors with tenant administration, leasing and rent collection. The provision of global marketing to attract international students is a large component of the more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has expanded rapidly due to rising numbers of international students
  • The sharp depreciation of the Australian dollar has supported an inflow of foreign students
  • Strong revenue and the entry of new players should support industry employment growth
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry is characterised by moderate barriers to entry. Affiliation with higher education institutions, developers and other trustworthy bodies is key to compete for management contracts. Such relationships take time to build and strengthen. Incumbents are often involved in both the construction and the operation of institutional assets, which strengthens their position. A successful track record is important when applying for tenders. Establishing a reputation for service delivery is also time consuming and can be capital intensive. These barriers to entry are compounded when a participant tries to move out of their geographical area into new markets. Access to quality staff that understand the needs of their market is growing in importance. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Student Housing Management Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Student Housing Management are:

  • Financial structure of the company
  • Ability to effectively communicate and negotiate
  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of foreign students and Demand from university and other higher education in the Student Housing Management industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Student Housing Management Industry?

    The industry provides management services for student accommodation providers. Industry operators control and oversee student accommodation such as university campus accommodation and purpose-built student accommodation. Industry revenue does not include rent income from the provision of student accommodation.

    Industry Products
  • Purpose-built student accommodation
  • University owned and managed accommodation
  • Industry Activities
  • Managing university-affiliated student accommodation
  • Managing university-affiliated residential colleges
  • Managing purpose-built student accommodation
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of foreign students
  • Demand from university and other higher education
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Population aged between 18 and 25

  • Current Performance
  • Industry structure
  • Increasing popularity
  • International student numbers
  • Alternative asset class
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Student demand
  • Tuition cost increases
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Student Housing Management Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Student Housing Management Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • University and Other Higher Education
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Accounting Services
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Legal Services

  • Products & Services
  • Purpose-built student accommodation
  • University owned and managed accommodation
  • Other
  • Chart: Student Housing Management Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Demand from international students
  • Demand from domestic students

  • Major Markets
  • Other international students
  • Chinese students
  • Indian students
  • Domestic students
  • South Korean students
  • Thai students
  • Vietnamese students
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Student Housing Management 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 Student Housing Management

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Student Housing Management Industry

  • Industry Globalization
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  • Table: Unilodge Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Student Housing Management 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 Student Housing Management 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
  • Purpose built student accommodation
  • Student Housing
  • Property built for the purpose of being occupied by students during tertiary education.
  • Welfare Provider
  • A provider certified to provide welfare living arrangements to international students under the age of 18 as required by student visas.
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