There are 835 businesses in Australia offering funeral services. Most of them are family-owned small businesses will less than 20 employees.
There are a small number of very large businesses in the industry. One estimate is that the large businesses collectively control about 70% of the market.
4,400 people were employed in the funeral services industry in November 2015.
Traineeship and apprenticeship commencements in this industry are extraordinarily low.