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

Reaping the rewards: Massive investment into apartments has supported profit margins

IBISWorld’s Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Construction 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.

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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 industry is in the growth phase of its life cycle. Over the long term, increased investment into multi-unit and higher density housing has resulted in the industry capturing an increasing share of the total housing construction market.

Despite wide cyclical fluctuations in investment and construction activity, the industry is expanding at a faster pace than the general economy. Industry value added is projected to grow by an annualised 4.7% over the 10 years through 2019-20, significantly exceeding the pace of Australia's GDP growth of an annualised 2.7%.

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The industry has been positively influenced by changing trends in household size and changing preferences in dwelling location and design... 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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