Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Construction in Australia: Market Research Report

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Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Construction Market Research Report | ANZSIC E3019 | Sep 2014

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IBISWorld’s Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Construction market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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The Australian dream of home ownership is increasingly focused on multi-unit apartments and townhouses, which offer inner-city lifestyles, suit smaller households and avoid the high costs of residential land. Industry operators construct buildings that range from suburban flats to military barracks, to designer retirement communities.

Industry revenue is projected to total $18.0 billion in 2014-15, up by just 1.3% on the previous year, but representing growth by an annualised 8.1% over the past five years. This accelerated pace of expansion has been underpinned by the long-term shift of housing investment away from single-unit housing and towards the multi-unit apartment market. The value of new multi-unit housing construction is projected to increase by an annualised 8.4%... purchase to read more

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The principal services provided by the industry are project management and trade skills, neither of which have a high capital component. However, project management and design services increasingly use computers, and apartment construction projects often require complex, large-scale lifting and pumping machinery. Direct employment costs account for just 8.7% of revenue in 2014-15, while indirect labour costs (involving payment to subcontractors and consultants) absorb an estimated 41.6% of annual revenue.

The industry currently allocates $10.88 to labour inputs for every $1.00 spent on capital equipment... purchase to read more


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What is the Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Construction Industry?

The industry consists of establishments that construct multi-unit apartments and townhouses (such as flats, apartments and condominiums). The industry excludes construction of commercial or public buildings such as factories, office buildings, hostels, hotels and hospitals. The industry also includes establishments that make alterations, additions, general renovation or repairs to such buildings, or those that organise or manage multi-unit construction.

Industry Products
Inner-city multistorey apartment complexesInner-city villas and townhousesSuburban and rural apartment blocks or unitsTourist or retirement region apartment unitsRefurbishment or conversion of existing buildingsRepair and maintenance of existing buildings
Industry Activities
Apartment building constructionDuplex house constructionFlat constructionHigh-rise flat constructionHome unit constructionProject management of multi-unit apartment and townhouse constructionRepair or renovation of residential buildingsSemi-detached housing construction

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