Passing grade: Increased government support and growing student enrolment boosts revenue

The Government Schools industry has grown over the past five years due to rising student numbers and government funding. The industry receives most of its income from the federal, state and territory governments, with state and territory funding providing approximately 80% of revenue. Political debate surrounding school funding has introduced volatility to industry revenue over the past five years. However, student enrolment numbers have increased over the period, lifting revenue. Growth in discretionary incomes has allowed parents and guardians to contribute more to school fees, despite also increasing the affordability of competing private schools. Overall, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 3.8% over the five years through 2018-19, to $51.7 more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The Quality Schools package is expected to boost the performance of government schools
  • Federal funding for government schools has steadily risen as a portion of total revenue
  • The Quality Schools package will increase funding to government schools over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Federal, state and territory governments almost completely support the Government Schools industry. As state and territory governments primarily control school education, most funding for government schools flows from these governments’ budgets. Student numbers have steadily increased over the past five years, increasing demand and industry revenue. Household discretionary incomes have also risen over the period, allowing parents and guardians to pay school fees. However, higher incomes have also permitted many parents to enrol their children in private schools, constraining demand for government schools. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 3.8% over the five years through 2018-19, to $51.7 billion. This includes projected growth of 4.4% i...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Government Schools Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Government Schools are:

  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Ability to raise revenue from additional sources
  • Ability to take advantage of government subsidies and other grants
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Public funding for primary and secondary education and Number of government school students in the Government Schools industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Government Schools Industry?

    The industry consists of government-administered schools that provide primary, secondary, or combined education. While some schools in the industry charge voluntary fees to families, schools cannot deny access to students if a family is unable to pay the fees.

    Industry Products
  • Primary school education
  • Secondary school education
  • Combined school education
  • Special school education
  • Industry Activities
  • Government school operation
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Public funding for primary and secondary education
  • Number of government school students
  • Population aged between 5 and 18
  • Real household discretionary income

  • Current Performance
  • Government funding
  • National reforms
  • National initiatives
  • Competition from private schools
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Government funding
  • Public education on the rise
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Government Schools Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Government Schools Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Child Care Services
  • Communication Equipment Manufacturing
  • Computer and Electronic Office Equipment Manufacturing
  • Institutional Building Construction
  • Stationery Goods Retailing

  • Products & Services
  • Primary school education
  • Secondary school education
  • Combined school education
  • Special school education
  • Chart: Government Schools Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Year 3 to 6 students
  • Prep to year 2 students
  • Year 8 to 10 students
  • Year 11 and 12 students
  • Year 7 students
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Government Schools 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 Government Schools

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Government Schools Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Government Schools 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 Government Schools Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Marketing (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • The Council of Australian Governments.
  • Ict
  • Information and Communication Technology, which is a range of technologies for gathering, storing, retrieving, processing, analysing and transmitting information.
  • Quality Schools Package
  • The current model governing the allocation of state and federal funding for all Australian schools (also known as the Gonski 2.0 model).
  • Retention Rate
  • Measures the proportion of students that continue through various stages of education.
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