Rule the school: International student influx has driven demand for industry accommodation

The Student Housing Management industry has expanded rapidly over the past five years, due to increased numbers of international student enrolments in Australian tertiary institutions boosting demand. Education is now a major source of export earnings and Australia ranks among the top three destinations for foreign students. 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. A large component of the industry is providing global marketing to attract international more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
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
  • The entry of new players is anticipated to support industry employment growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Student Housing Management industry displays low capital intensity. In 2018-19, for every dollar spent on capital costs, an estimated $18.10 is spent on wages. The industry's expansion over the past five years has contributed to increasing industry employment and total wage costs climbing to over one-third of industry revenue. These trends are mainly due to the high-skilled labour required to market and sell student accommodation, and for the ongoing administration and maintenance of properties. As student accommodation is typically self-catered and not serviced regularly, the industry's labour input requirements are relatively low compared with more labour-intensive forms of accommodation such as hotels and resorts. Non...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 providing 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
  • Population aged between 18 and 25
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • 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
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Depreciation, rent and utilities
  • Marketing and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Student Housing Management

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External 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 (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Purpose-built student accommodation, measured in both number of buildings and beds.
  • 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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