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Australia: In-depth PESTLE Insights

Australia: In-depth PESTLE Insights

Summary

This PESTLE country analysis report on Australia provides a holistic view of the country, with insightful analysis of current and future issues, supplemented with relevant quantitative data to support trend analysis.

Synopsis

  • Understand the political system in Australia through analysis of key figures in the country and governance indicators.
  • Understand the economic situation in Australia through a balanced assessment of core macroeconomic issues.
  • Understand customer demographics in Australia through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.
  • Understand the technological landscape in Australia through analysis of relevant laws and policies, as well as patents data.
  • Understand the legal landscape in Australia through analysis of the judicial system as well as performance of the legal indicators
  • Understand the environmental landscape in Australia through analysis of the environmental regulations and the performance of the environmetal indicators
Scope
  • The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in Australia, as well as the country's economic, social, foreign, and defense policies. The section also discusses the country's performance according to World Bank Governance Indicators.
  • The economic landscape section outlines the evolution of Australia's economy, as well as the country's performance in terms of GDP growth, composition by sector (agriculture, industry, and services), fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, credit disbursement, banking sector, and employment.
  • The social landscape section analyzes the government's social welfare policies, as well as the country's performance in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education.
Reasons to buy
  • What is the outlook in Australia in terms of political stability, policies towards business, and the popularity of the government?
  • How does Australia perform in terms of GDP growth, its fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, and employment?
  • How does Australia perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?
  • How does Australia perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like IT, life sciences, and R&D expenditure trends?


Overview
Catalyst
Summary
Key findings
PESTLE highlights
Key fundamentals
Key Facts and Geographical Location
Key facts
Geographical location
PESTLE Analysis
Summary
Political analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Economic analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Social analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Technology analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Legal analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Environmental analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Political Landscape
Summary
Evolution
Pre-1950s
1951-1990
1991-2000
2001-2004
2005 onwards
Structure and policies
Key political figures
Structure of government
Structure of legislature
Composition of parliament
Key political parties/figures
Key policies
Performance
Governance indicators
Outlook
Economic Landscape
Summary
Evolution
Pre-1940
1941-1975
1976-2017
Structure and policies
Overview
Financial authorities/regulators
Performance
GDP and growth rate
GDP composition by sector
Fiscal situation
Current account
Exports and imports
International investment position
Monetary
Key monetary indicators
Unemployment
Outlook
Social Landscape
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Demographic composition
Religious composition
Education
Healthcare
Performance
Healthcare
Education
Outlook
Technological Landscape
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Performance
Intellectual property
Outlook
Legal Landscape
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Structure of the judicial system
Tax regulations
Performance
Effectiveness of the legal system
Outlook
Environmental Landscape
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Performance
Environmental impacts
Outlook
Appendix
Ask the analyst
Disclaimer
List of Tables
Table 1: Australia - Key Fundamentals, 2018
Table 2: Australia - Key Facts, 2018
Table 3: Analysis of Australia’s Political Landscape
Table 4: Detention Statistics
Table 5: Analysis of Australia’s Economy
Table 6: Analysis of Australia’s Social System
Table 7: Healthcare Personnel and Facilities, 2012-2016
Table 8: Analysis of Australia’s Technology Landscape
Table 9: Analysis of Australia’s Legal Landscape
Table 10: Recorded Crime Victims in Australia, 2011-2017
Table 11: Analysis of Australia’s Environmental Landscape
Table 12: Mid-year Population by Age (% of Population), 2017
Table 13: Patents Received from the US Patent and Trademark Office, 2010-2015
List of Figures
Figure 1: Map of Australia
Figure 2: Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP) and GDP Growth in Australia
Figure 3: Domestic and External Drivers Underpin growth & Employment and participation have risen strongly, 2010-2018
Figure 3: Mineral Exploration Expenditure - Actual as a Proportion of Expected, 1989-2017
Figure 4: General Government Balance (% of GDP), 2000-2017
Figure 5: General Government Revenues and Expenditures (% of GDP), 2000-2017
Figure 6: Population and Unemployment Rate by Age Group (Million People/%), 1990-2015
Figure 7: Household Debt to Income (%), June 1988 to October 2017
Figure 8: Real House Price Indices - Q4 2014 to Q1 2018
Figure 9: Australia's Score on the Better Life Index, 2016
Figure 10: Population with Tertiary Education, 2016
Figure 11: Gini Coefficient of Household Disposable Income, 2014 or latest Year
Figure 12: Physicians per 1000 People, 2016
Figure 13: Demographic Old-age Dependency Ratios - Historical and Projected Values, 1950-2075
Figure 14: Tertiary Graduates in the Natural Sciences, Engineering and ICT (NSE and ICT), as a Percentage of All Tertiary Graduates, 2005 and 2015
Figure 15: Business Collaboration on Innovation with Higher Education or Research Institutions, 2012-2014
Figure 16: Entrepreneurship Indicators
Figure 17: Summary of Australian Government’s Support for Science, Research and Innovation by Sector (Budget Estimate), 2014-2015 to 2017-2018
Figure 18: R&D Expenditure in Selected OECD Countries (% of GDP), 2015
Figure 19: Strength of Legal Rights Index, 2017
Figure 20: Regulation of Professional Legal Services
Figure 21: Tax Wedge (% of Labor Cost), 2017
Figure 22: Energy Mix in Australia (TWh), 2000-2016
Figure 23: Number of Short-term (Less than One Year) Visitors in Australia (Thousands), 1976-2017
Figure 24: Air and GHG Emissions (CO2, Tons/Capita), 2015
Figure 25: CO2 emissions by source, 2013
Figure 26: Australia - Political Events Timeline
Figure 27: Australia - Key Political Figures
Figure 28: Australia - Composition of Parliament (Seats by Party)
Figure 29: Evolution of GDP Growth in Australia (%), 2007-2017
Figure 30: GDP and Growth Rate in Australia (Constant Prices, $ Billion/%), 2012-2022f
Figure 31: Sector Composition of GDP in Australia, 2017
Figure 32: Australia’s Agricultural Output and Growth Rate (AUD Billion/%), 2012-2017
Figure 33: Australia’s Industrial Output and Growth Rate (AUD Trillion/%), 2012-2017
Figure 34: Australia’s Services Output and Growth Rate (AUD Trillion/%), 2012-2017
Figure 35: Australia’s External Trade ($ Billion), 2013-2017
Figure 36: CPI and CPI-based Inflation in Australia, 2012-2022f
Figure 37: RBA Target for the Rate at Which Banks Lend to Each Other Overnight (%)
Figure 38: Unemployment in Australia (Thousands/%), 2012-2022f
Figure 39: Major Religions in Australia
Figure 40: Expenditure on Healthcare in Australia ($ Billion/%), 2011-2017
Figure 41: Expenditure on Education in Australia ($ Billion/%), 2011-2016
Figure 42: Internet Subscribers (Users in Millions/%), 2012-2016
Figure 43: Australia - Judicial Structure
Figure 44: Carbon Dioxide Emissions in Australia (Million Metric Tons/%), 2008-2015

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