Researching companies and industries using Library and other resources
The resources featured on this page will help you:
identify the major companies and competitors in industries of interest
understand how the industry is performing financially including future growth prospects
learn about key challenges the industry is facing
Why research industries? Our top 3 reasons...
Include specific statistics in your job application.
Demonstrate industry knowledge in your interview responses.
Prepare relevant and insightful questions you can ask recruiters at your interview
(no awkward silence when they ask for your questions).
Databases for researching industries
IBISWorld - Australian industry reports Most comprehensive resource for Australian industries.
Key statistics and analysis on market characteristics, competitive landscape, operating conditions, current and historical performance, a five-year forecast, and major industry participants.
Australian and international industry profiles can also be found in
Australian Bureau of Statistics - Industry Statistics and articles on key industry sectors from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. (See also the ABS publication Australian Industry (no. 8155.0) - search for it by number).