Aiding growth: The ageing population has contributed to industry revenue increases

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. Both temporary users, such as those recovering from an injury, and long-term users, such as those with an ongoing condition, require mobility aids.Industry revenue has grown strongly over the past five years, boosted by Australia's ageing population. Such growth 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 more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry revenue has grown significantly, boosted by Australia’s ageing population
  • 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
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    While the Mobility Equipment Stores industry does not exhibit significant barriers to entry, the initial capital investment required is the largest barrier to prospective participants. The costs associated with purchasing mobility equipment to sell also prevent many companies from entering the industry. Prospective companies also need to secure warehousing space for storage, labour to maintain the warehouses, transport and communications services, and phone contact support to reach and service customers. The capital investment required to start a business restricts entrants somewhat, as prospective participants are typically unable to initially compete with the industry's larger players.Most individuals living with a disability receive some government support. To ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Mobility Equipment Stores Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Mobility Equipment Stores 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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    What is the Mobility Equipment Stores Industry?

    Industry stores retail products that facilitate the movement of disabled or injured individuals from place to place. The industry excludes pure-play online retailers.

    Industry Products
  • Walking frames, sticks, canes and crutches
  • Wheelchairs
  • Scooters
  • Car aids
  • Industry Activities
  • Wheelchair sales
  • Walking frame sales
  • Mobility scooter sales
  • Mobility equipment sales
  • Walking stick, cane and crutches sales
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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

  • 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
    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
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  • Table: Aidacare Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Mobility Equipment Stores 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
    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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