Plumbing Services in Australia: Market Research Report

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Plumbing Services Market Research Report | ANZSIC E3231 | Oct 2014

In demand: The industry is buoyed by favourable construction trends

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 in the installation, repair and maintenance of 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 employ fewer than 20 people... purchase to read more

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The major barrier to entry into the industry is the strict state-based licensing regulations; however, the plumbing licensing arrangements ensure a competitive market in which new entrants may establish a viable foothold. The lack of dominant players indicates there are few barriers for new entrants to compete freely in this market.

To remain competitive and to find work, many plumbers offer 24-hour, seven days a week service, with emergency call out, and are keen to align themselves with an official industry association body to underline their reputability. New operators may be disadvantaged if they cannot meet the membership criteria.

Over the past decade, a number of larger-scale plumbing businesses have evolved... 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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