Commercial Cleaning Services in Australia: Market Research Report

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Commercial Cleaning Services Market Research Report | ANZSIC N7311 | May 2014

Cleaning out: Increases in business outsourcing help drive industry growth

IBISWorld’s Commercial Cleaning 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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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Demand for cleaning services is strong and stable, driven by trends in non-dwelling construction activity and the outsourcing of cleaning services. Governments and businesses are increasingly outsourcing cleaning as they concentrate on their core activities and services and seek out cost efficiencies in operations. Further, a rise in demand for residential cleaning services is resulting from high- and dual-income households and the progressive ageing of the population. Many in-home, aged-care programs now offer cleaning services, particularly for disabled people.

Industry clients are increasingly seeking to bundle cleaning, catering, security, maintenance and related services under a single, multi-service contract arrangement... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Entry barriers to the industry are very low, as the activity generally requires limited formal skills or training, and there is also no regulation or licensing. Cleaning skills and knowledge can readily be learned or transferred on the job, and the industry is largely labour intensive. Capital outlay to set up an operation is extremely low, even if entry is on a franchised basis. In addition, some employees commence operations by seeking a number of small after-hours contracts, and service these as part of an additional or second job. Most owner-operators at the lowest end of the industry are required to input a substantial component of their own labour, along with that of available family, relatives or friends, or others that are available at short notice and after business hours... purchase to read more


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What is the Commercial Cleaning Services Industry?

Firms in this industry provide a wide range of commercial and domestic cleaning services. These services include specialised commercial and industrial cleaning services and the general cleaning of floors, windows and blinds within offices, factories, homes and other buildings. The industry’s services exclude carpet cleaning, shampooing services, steam cleaning and the sandblasting of building exteriors.

Industry Products
Interior building cleaning servicesExterior building and window cleaning servicesWashroom servicesStreet and road cleaning servicesResidential cleaning servicesIndustrial cleaning servicesOther cleaning services
Industry Activities
Bathroom and toilet cleaningBuilding interior and exterior cleaning (excluding sandblasting and steam cleaning)Chimney and duct cleaningGutter cleaningJanitorial servicesHouse and residential building cleaning Office and commercial building cleaningRoad and street cleaningTransport equipment cleaningWindow cleaning

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