Community services organisations attend to millions of Australians annually, arranging care and counsel for those in need. In 2014-15, the subdivision's not-for-profit and private enterprises are expected to derive $39.3 billion in revenue, which comes from government funding, donations and private income. Over the five years through 2014-15, the subdivision is forecast to grow at an annualised 6.5%, including growth of 4.3% in the current year.
As the population ages and single-income households look to boost earning capacity, demand for childcare and aged care will accelerate. While this bodes well for subdivision participants, many are subject to supply-side challenges.
Community service providers offer largely ancillary services to health provision and social assistance programs, such as homes for the mentally ill or victims of substance abuse. Largely, these services provide greater opportunity for Australians to contribute to the economy or care for those who cannot. For example, childcare providers allow parents to remain in the workforce. The bulk of these services are offered through a combination of government and private funding.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.