Plumbing Services in Australia: Market Research Report

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Plumbing Services Market Research Report | ANZSIC E3231 | Oct 2014

In demand: The industry is buoyed by favourable construction trends

IBISWorld’s Plumbing Services market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Plumbing Services industry plays an integral role in the economy, supplying licensed services in the installation, repair and maintenance of fixtures and fittings used for the catchment, distribution and treatment of liquids, gases and waste products.

The industry is highly regulated to ensure compliance with product and installation standards and building guidelines. It comprises many very small-scale contracting firms, which service narrow geographic areas or niche markets. The industry currently has an estimated 25,250 enterprises, the vast majority of which employ fewer than 20 people... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The distribution of plumbing enterprises conforms to the spread of the Australian population and to a lesser extent, the distribution of construction activity. Plumbing maintenance and repair work tends to correlate with the distribution of population and existing building stock. Installation of plumbing fixtures and fittings tends to vary according to the relative strength of construction activity between regional markets. For example, during the late 1990s, housing construction was concentrated in New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia, whereas during the mid-2000s, there was a notable swing in housing construction towards Victoria.

The industry is characterised by its many small-scale operators, which maintain a territorial approach to their local geographic market... purchase to read more


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What is the Plumbing Services Industry?

This industry consists of contractors that provide general plumbing services. This includes installing and repairing water, sewerage, drainage and gas systems.

Industry Products
Drainage and roofing plumbingWater plumbingSanitary plumbing Gas fitting Mechanical plumbing
Industry Activities
Drains construction, cleaning or repairing (except sewerage and stormwater drainage systems)Gas plumbingGuttering, roof, installation or repairHot water system installation and repairPlumbing (except marine)Repair of installed plumbingSeptic tank installation (including repair)Solar hot water system installation

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