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Retirement Homes in the UK: Market Research Report

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Retirement Homes Market Research Report | SIC Q87.300 | Oct 2016

Frail growth: Increasing demand for the industry should boost revenue moderately

IBISWorld’s Retirement Homes market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Retirement Homes industry is expected to generate revenue of £4.9 billion during 2016-17, a fall of 0.1% on the previous year. Although revenue grew in 2014-15 and 2015-16, overall, it is expected to contract at a compound annual rate of 0.7% over the five years through 2016-17. The major negative impact on the industry was the downturn that precipitated a debt crisis as tax revenue plummeted. In response, the government curtailed public expenditure, including the grant it provides to local authorities for services such as care requirements. Local governments supply funding for spending on the industry's services, either fully or partially, depending on a financial assessment of an individual's needs... purchase to read more

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The barriers to entering this industry are considered to be moderate. Barriers include the cost of acquiring land and building a residential facility, recruiting staff and meeting the government's minimum standards. A newly established facility will also need to attract a critical mass of residents before profitability can be attained. Setting up a retirement home requires capital-intensive investment in property. With a trend towards larger homes, the financial barriers to entering this market have been steadily increasing. However, a market for selling freehold retirement home properties has developed. Retirement homes can also be purchased on the open market.

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What is the Retirement Homes Industry?

This industry provides residential and personal care for elderly and physically disabled people that are unable to care for themselves or do not want to live independently. Industry operators typically provide room, board, supervision and assistance with day-to-day tasks. The industry does not include residential homes with full-time nursing care (see IBISWorld report Q87.100) or residential care for individuals with mental disabilities (see IBISWorld report Q87.200).

Industry Products
Private retirement homesCouncil-run retirement homesVoluntary non-profit retirement homes
Industry Activities
Providing assisted-living facilitiesAdministering retirement communitiesProviding homes for the elderly with minimal nursing careAdministering rest homes without nursing care

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