Road and Bridge Construction in Australia: Market Research Report

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Road and Bridge Construction Market Research Report | ANZSIC E3101 | Jan 2016

The road ahead: New projects expected to lead to record industry activity in next five years

The Road and Bridge Construction market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The performance of the Road and Bridge Construction industry has fluctuated over the past five years, resulting from the start-up and completion of large-scale motorway, bridge and tunnel developments. The industry has been supported by increased investment by federal and state governments, through to a record peak in industry revenue in 2012-13. However, the decline in private sector investment in public toll roads has adversely affected the industry.

Industry revenue is expected to contract by an annualised 0.3% over the five years through 2015-16, to total $17.7 billion. This decline is partly due to the sharp reduction of investment into new construction projects during 2013-14 and 2014-15... purchase to read more

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The Road and Bridge Construction industry has substantial capital inputs compared with most other construction industries. Road and bridge contractors require large amounts of low-skilled labour, but also rely heavily on large-scale capital equipment. For every dollar spent on capital equipment, the industry allocates an estimated $2.41 to wage costs. This represents a high level of capital intensity.

In addition to direct wage costs, which absorb approximately 14.2% of industry revenue in 2015-16, the industry heavily relies on subcontracted services. These subcontracted services include specialist trade services and general labourers. Combined, subcontractor payments and professional and technical services absorb an estimated 27.1% of industry revenue... purchase to read more


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What is the Road and Bridge Construction Industry?

Companies in the industry construct roads, bridges, aerodrome runways and parking lots. They also carry out repairs and maintenance. The quarrying of earth, soil or filling, and other construction materials is carried out in conjunction with road or bridge construction.

Industry Products
New road and tunnel constructionBridge and overpass constructionMaintenance and repairs to infrastructureAlterations and additions to existing structuresOther non-road construction
Industry Activities
Road construction or sealingAsphalt and concrete pavement surfacing and repairBridge construction Repair or maintenance of roads, bridges and tunnelsRoad sub-base or fill quarrying (in conjunction with road construction)Kerbing, guttering and road tunnel constructionAssociated road construction services (e.g. drainage and lighting installation)Airport runway constructionParking lot construction (except buildings)Pedestrian overpasses and cycle path construction

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