Plumbing Services in Australia: Market Research Report

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Plumbing Services Market Research Report | ANZSIC E3231 | Jun 2014

Flowing in: Demand for installation services in new housing to boost 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.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Plumbing Services industry has shown resilience through variable demand conditions since the late 2000s. The onset of the global financial crisis dampened consumer and business confidence, which drove down investment into housing and commercial buildings and affected demand for plumbing installation services. Demand for residential building construction is projected to climb at an annualised 1.1% over the five years through 2013-14. Meanwhile, the commercial and industrial building market is projected to contract at an annualised 4.3% over the past five years, significantly dampening demand for the installation of plumbing fixtures and fittings on new buildings. Over the period, the industry was given some reprieve from Federal Government stimulus packages, with over $21.0... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry involves a low level of capital intensity, plumbing services typically requiring a high level of labour intensity as work remains manual. The Plumbing Services industry is estimated to allocate $9.78 towards labour input costs for every $1.00 spent on capital equipment.

The industry also allocates a substantial share of revenue to the payment of subcontracted labour (about 13.5% in 2013-14), which if included as direct labour payments would further inflate the labour costs to depreciation ratio.

The industry has benefited from improvements in technology and systems, however, capital costs tend to remain low, consisting mainly of vehicles and rudimentary tools that are acquired during early years of operating... purchase to read more


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What is the Plumbing Services Industry?

This industry consists of contractors that provide general plumbing services. This includes installing and repairing water, sewerage, drainage and gas systems.

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