Plumbing Services in Australia: Market Research Report

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Plumbing Services Market Research Report | ANZSIC E3231 | Oct 2015

Blocked up: Industry revenue has stagnated due to variable demand

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
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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, the vast majority of which (98.8%) employ fewer than 20 people. However, the industry also includes several larger scale players, which generally operate as facilities management companies... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The major barrier to entry into the industry is the strict state-based licensing regulations. However, the plumbing licensing arrangements ensure a competitive market in which new entrants may establish a viable foothold. The lack of dominant players indicates there are few barriers for new entrants to compete freely in this market.

To remain competitive and to find work, many plumbers offer 24-hour, seven days a week service, with emergency call-outs, and are keen to align themselves with an official industry association body to underline their reputability. New operators may be disadvantaged if they cannot meet the membership criteria.

Over the past decade, several larger scale plumbing businesses have developed... 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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