Business is definitely booming in the caravan industry in Australia, and it is easy to see why with $2.1 billion caravan industry economic contribution to Victoria alone and a total of over 10,000 in the caravan, motorhome and camper sector.
Victoria’s caravan industry contributed more than $2 billion to the state’s economy in 2017 – and employed 6,600 Victorians in caravan manufacturing, retail, repair and servicing. Figures released by the Caravan Industry Association of Victoria (CIA VIC), the peak body for Victoria’s caravan industry, show the industry has created 1,450 new jobs in the six years from 2011.
CIA VIC Chief Executive Officer, Rob Lucas, said there had been a 28 per cent increase in jobs over six years, bringing the 2017 total to 6,587 jobs.
“Manufacturing accounts for 4,123 of these jobs, in sharp contrast with the decline in other sectors such as the car industry,” he said.
“Overall, we have achieved average annual jobs growth of more than 4.6 per cent for six years, well ahead of overall state and national employment figures.
“Our total contribution to the state’s economy has grown by 50 per cent, from $1.4 billion in 2011 to $2.1 billion in 2017.
“This amazing growth is due partly to increasing production, and partly to the increasingly luxurious, premium priced vans favoured by Australians.”
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