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