Plumbing Services in Australia: Market Research Report

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Plumbing Services Market Research Report | ANZSIC E3231 | Feb 2015

In good shape: Industry revenue has remained stable despite varied demand for services

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.

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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 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 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 (98.8%) employ fewer than 20 people, although it also includes several larger scale players, which generally operate as facilities management companies... purchase to read more

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The industry involves a medium level of capital intensity, although plumbing services typically require a significant manual labour input. The industry's direct employment costs (wages and supplements), account for approximately 21.5% of revenue in 2014-15, while depreciation charges account for an estimated 3.4% of revenue. This indicates that the industry allocates $6.34 towards labour input costs for every $1.00 spent on capital equipment.

In addition to direct employment costs, the industry also allocates a substantial share of revenue to subcontracted labour (13.1% in 2014-15), which, if included with direct labour payments, would further inflate the labour costs to depreciation ratio... 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 (except sewerage or stormwater drainage systems construction). This includes installing and repairing water, sewer lines, septic tanks, drainage and gas systems.

Industry Products
Drainage and roofing plumbingWater plumbingSanitary plumbing Gas fitting Mechanical plumbing
Industry Activities
Drains construction, cleaning or repairing (except large scale 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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