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Plumbing Services in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Plumbing Services Market Research Report | ANZSIC E3231 | May 2016

Pipe dream: Residential building construction has supported industry demand and revenue

IBISWorld’s Plumbing Services 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$13bn
Annual Growth 11-16
1.2%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Employment
50,300
Businesses
25,120
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Plumbing Services industry plays an integral role in the economy, supplying licensed services to install, repair and maintain 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 is made up of a large number of small-scale contracting firms, which service narrow geographic areas or niche markets. In 2015-16, the industry is estimated to have 25,120 enterprises, almost all of which employ fewer than 20 people (98.9%). However, the industry does include several large-scale players, which generally operate as facilities management companies such as Spotless Group and Programmed Maintenance Services... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The distribution of plumbing enterprises mirrors 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 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?

The Plumbing Services industry consists of contractors that provide general plumbing or drainage services. This includes installing and repairing water, sewer lines, septic tanks, drainage and gas systems. The construction of large-scale sewerage or stormwater drainage systems is not included in the industry.

Industry Products
Drainage and roofing plumbingWater plumbingSanitary plumbing Gas fitting Mechanical plumbing
 
Industry Activities
Drains construction, cleaning and repairing (except large-scale sewerage and stormwater drainage systems)Gas plumbing installation and repairGuttering and roof installation and repairHot-water system installation and repairPlumbing (except marine) installation and repairInstalled plumbing repairSeptic tank installation and repairSolar hot-water system installation and repair


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