The Youth Welfare Services industry performs a critical role in society and plays an active role in the overall development of Australia's young people, primarily those aged between 12 and 24 years. The industry consists of charities that focus solely on providing services to young people and charities that serve young people alongside broader objectives. The Federal Government has made some significant policy initiatives related to young people over the past five years. Federal and state governments have shifted policy over time to focus youth funding on preventative measures such as education and the transition young people make from education to the workplace.
This industry comprises a range of enterprises that are independent of government and are engaged in providing welfare services to those primarily between the ages of 12 and 24 years. The majority of enterprises in the industry are not-for-profit and are engaged in 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.