Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Ambulance Services industry provides critical emergency services to Australia's population. The industry's various government-funded operators ensure that patients requiring emergency or urgent ambulance attention can receive it quickly. The full costs of ambulance services tend not to be covered by ambulance member subscriptions and private health insurance benefits. State government grants make up the cost shortfall, with those grants becoming additional revenue. Increased ambulance costs therefore translate into greater industry revenue.
Demand for ambulance services has increased over the past five years, on the back of population growth and Australia's ageing population. The average cost of ambulance responses has risen, but is subsidised by government grants... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The distribution of response locations (i.e. ambulance stations with the immediate capability to respond to incidents) generally follows the distribution of the population. New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland are Australia’s three most populated states, and subsequently account for the majority of ambulance response locations. However, whether states are over-represented or under-represented compared with their population share largely depends on population density.
New South Wales and Victoria have high populations, but there is also high concentration within the capital cities of Sydney and Melbourne. Each response location can therefore cater to a larger pool of people, as people live within closer proximity of each other... purchase to read more