Welfare providers in Australia have been the beneficiaries of extraordinary levels of government largesse over the past decade as spending on welfare grew markedly. During the economic downturn, there was an increase in unemployment and underemployment; rates of part-time and casual work increased as firms attempted to limit costs without making workers redundant. During periods of economic distress, there are increases in incidences of drug dependence and gambling addiction, and services to assist victims of these issues grow. The growth in funding has come alongside an increase in the level of volunteerism over the past five years.This industry is engaged in providing welfare services to the disadvantaged and fundraising activities aimed at supplementing government funding for these activities.
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.