In good health: An ageing population and rising obesity levels prove allies to growth

The ageing of the UK population has supported sustained demand for the services offered by the Allied Health-Care Services industry, owing to the effects of the natural bodily decline that accompanies old age. Rising health consciousness and population growth have also expanded the market to which the industry caters. Eager to identify and prevent health problems early, people of all ages are increasingly proactive about seeking health care. The government is also promoting greater preventative care. The Allied Health-Care Services industry is well placed to take advantage of these developments. Industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.2% over the five years through 2018-19 to reach £4.5 billion. This includes forecast growth of more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Greater uptake of private health care has supported revenue and profit growth
  • The use of physiotherapists as a first point of contact for patients has reduced the pressure on GPs
  • Limits to the free movement of people could create a staff shortage across the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The industry is highly fragmented. The largest provider of allied health-care services is estimated to account for only 2.7% of industry revenue and the top three operators account for just 4.5% of the industry. Small firms dominate the industry, with 92.2% of operators having fewer than 10 employees. IBISWorld expects the composition of the industry to remain relatively unchanged and a low level of concentration to persist.The size of establishments varies considerably depending on the services they provide. Independent private practitioners, especially those that offer services like physiotherapy that take some time to deliver, often account for a larger proportion of the industry. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Allied Health-Care Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Allied Health-Care Services Industry are

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Understanding government policies and their implications
  • Highly trained workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Population aged 65 years and over and Total health expenditure in the Allied Health-Care Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Allied Health-Care Services Industry?

    Operators in this industry offer a range of ancillary health-care services not provided by hospitals, doctors or dentists. Services provided under the allied health-care umbrella include optometry, physiotherapy, occupational health therapy and supporting nursing care and chiropody. The industry also includes speech, art and language therapy. Paramedics and dietitians are also included in the industry. Radiographers are excluded.

    Industry Products
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Optometry
  • Paramedic services
  • Art and speech therapy
  • Podiatry and chiropody
  • Dietary services
  • Prosthetics and orthotics
  • Industry Activities
  • Providing physiotherapy services
  • Providing optometry services
  • Providing occupational health therapy
  • Providing speech, language, art and music therapy
  • Providing dietary advice
  • Providing chiropody and podiatry
  • Providing prosthetics and orthotics
  • Providing paramedic services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Population aged 65 years and over
  • Total health expenditure
  • Demand from general insurance
  • Real household disposable income
  • Level of obesity

  • Current Performance
  • Age and obesity
  • The public sector
  • Private-sector shift
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Public provision
  • Feeling uncertain
  • Shelling out
  • Table: Allied Health-Care Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Allied Health-Care Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • General Insurance
  • Hospitals
  • General Medical Practices
  • Specialist Medical Practices

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Basic Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing
  • Dispensing Chemists
  • General Insurance
  • Medical & Dental Instrument Manufacturing
  • Medical & Orthopaedic Supplies Retailers

  • Products & Services
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Optometry
  • Paramedic services
  • Dietary services
  • Podiatry and chiropody
  • Prosthetics and orthotics
  • Art and speech therapy
  • Chart: Allied Health-Care Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 65 and over
  • People aged between 45 and 64
  • People aged between 16 and 24
  • People aged between 25 and 44
  • People aged 15 and under
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Allied Health-Care Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Allied Health-Care Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Allied Health-Care Services 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 Allied Health-Care Services 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 Allied Health-Care Services 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
    Clinical Commissioning Groups (Ccg)
  • In April 2013, CCGs composed of front-line practitioners replaced PCTs and assumed regional control of NHS budgets.
  • National Health Service (Nhs)
  • A group of four publicly funded health-care systems from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. These are known as the NHS.
  • Primary Care Trusts (Pct)
  • PCTs were responsible for commissioning primary, community and secondary care from providers for their jurisdiction.
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