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Plumbing Services in Australia: Market Research Report

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Plumbing Services Market Research Report | ANZSIC E3231 | May 2016

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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, almost all of which employ fewer than 20 people (98.9%). However, the industry does include several large-scale players, which generally operate as facilities management companies such as Spotless Group and Programmed Maintenance Services... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

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 22.0% of revenue in 2015-16, while depreciation charges account for an estimated 3.4% of revenue. This indicates that the industry allocates $6.47 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 (12.7% in 2015-16), 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. 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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