Take care: Rising per capita disposable income with drive industry growth

Operators in the Day Care industry are private and rely primarily on tuition paid by parents, but companies may also receive funding from the government, which attempts to alleviate the cost on households. Although the industry grew rapidly in the 1990s due to rising awareness of the benefits of early learning to cognitive development in children, growth slowed due to the economic downturn as costs exceeded what many families could bear. Over the first half of the five years to 2017, though high costs generated high profit margins for operators, tight state budgets combined with slow disposable income growth limited demand for industry services. Over the five years to 2022, revenue growth will improve but still be limited due to high day care costs...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • High costs generated high profit margins, but reduced demand for industry services
  • With demand tempered over much of the past five years, industry participation has stagnated
  • High day care prices are likely to temper growth in demand for industry services
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entry differ based on the type of company in the industry. Non-employers experience fewer barriers to entry, given that there are no significant costs or government regulations that would deter a would-be caretaker. For larger companies, there are medium barriers to entry. Although there is not a significant capital investment involved in building a new establishment, hiring quality caregivers will be a major expense. Additionally, the industry is heavily regulated, and as a result, a new enterprise must obtain permits and comply with other rules to operate.RegulationOne of the largest barriers for new entrants is the level of regulation in this industry. New...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Day Care Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Day Care Industry are

  • Ability to take advantage of government subsidies and other grants
  • Ability to vary services to suit different needs
  • Ability to alter mix of inputs in line with cost
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Government consumption and investment in the Day Care industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Day Care Industry?

    Industry operators provide day care services for children, primarily those under the age of five. Industry operators may also run preschool programs that prepare three- and four-year-old children for kindergarten. However, kindergarten education and in-home nanny services are excluded from industry services.

    Industry Products
  • Child day-care services
  • Preschool programs
  • Government contributions
  • Other services and receipts
  • Industry Activities
  • Providing child and infant day care
  • Providing preschool programs
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Government consumption and investment
  • Labor force participation rate of women
  • Number of children aged nine and younger

  • Current Performance
  • Day care landscape
  • Prices and participation
  • Recovery takes hold
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Private spending
  • Public spending
  • Table: Day Care Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Day Care Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Orphanages & Group Homes
  • Family Counseling & Crisis Intervention Services
  • Community Housing & Homeless Shelters
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Book Publishing
  • Computer Stores
  • Food Service Contractors
  • Household Furniture Manufacturing
  • Janitorial Services
  • Toy, Doll & Game Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Child day-care services
  • Preschool programs
  • Other services and receipts
  • Government contributions
  • Chart: Day Care Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Family trends
  • Government assistance

  • Major Markets
  • Households with income between $40,000 and $100,000
  • Households with income greater than $100,000
  • Households with income under $40,000
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Day Care Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesRent and utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Day Care

  • Basis of Competition
  • Price of service
  • Brands and marketing
  • Location of service
  • Reputation of the company

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Day Care Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Day Care 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 Day Care Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per capita disposable income (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Child-To-Staff Ratio
  • Legal ratio mandated under state law for child care centers for the maximum number of children per staff member.
  • Employer-Sponsored
  • A day-care service that a company provides its workers through a contract with a local day-care center or facility.
  • Occupancy Rate
  • The rate of available spots at a day-care center that are filled. A rate of at least 70.0% is necessary for a center to be profitable.
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