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 is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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 - 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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