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 | Jan 2014

Trendy living: Revenue up as home ownership trends towards inner-city apartments

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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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Australian dream of home ownership is trending towards multi-unit apartments and townhouses, which offer inner-city lifestyles, suit smaller households and help avoid the high costs of residential land. Industry contractors construct housing structures that range from suburban flats to soaring CBD apartment towers, and from military barracks to designer retirement communities.

Industry revenue is projected to total $16.3 billion in 2013-14, up 7.9% on the previous year and representing strong annualised growth of 4.8% over the past five years. The industry has benefited from the long-term shift of investment towards the multi-unit apartment market and away from single-unit housing. The value of new multi-unit housing construction is expected to increase by an annualised 7.6%... purchase to read more

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

Despite wide cyclical fluctuations in investment and construction activity, this industry is expanding at a faster pace than the general economy. Industry value added is projected to grow by an annualised 5.3% over the 10 years through 2018-19, significantly exceeding the annualised pace of Australia's GDP growth at 2.5%.

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This 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) and excludes commercial or public buildings such as factories, office building, hostels, hotels and hospitals. The industry also includes establishments engaged in carrying out alterations, additions or general renovation or repairs to such buildings, or in organising or managing their 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 buildings
Industry Activities
Apartment building constructionDuplex houses constructionFlats constructionHigh-rise flats constructionHome unit constructionProject management of multi-unit apartment and townhouse constructionRepair or renovation of residential buildingsSemi-detached housing construction

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