Building up: Australia's growing labour force has driven demand for commercial buildings

Operators in the Commercial and Industrial Building Construction industry construct non-residential buildings, such as offices, shopping centres, cinemas, restaurants, airport terminals, factories and warehouses. The private sector is the primary source of demand for these buildings. The industry is mainly comprised of small- to medium-scale building firms that rely heavily on subcontractors. However, the industry includes several large-scale contracting firms that can undertake major office tower or shopping centre developments.The industry has grown significantly over the past five years. Solid growth in Australia's labour force and positive trends in household consumption and tourism have driven investment in shopping centre, entertainment facility and hotel construction...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$39bn
Annual Growth 14-19
5.0%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
49,600
Businesses
9,900
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Solid demand for commercial buildings has outweighed demand for industrial buildings
  • Growing demand for industrial warehouse and distribution facility construction has increased revenue
  • The industry should benefit from investment in landmark casino and sporting developments
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Commercial and Industrial Building Construction industry has performed solidly over the past five years, with annual fluctuations in revenue corresponding with trends in office, retail and warehouse construction. Building contractors benefited from investment in hotel and transport building construction projects over the period, including the new Ritz-Carlton hotels in Perth and Melbourne, the redevelopment of the Gold Coast Airport terminal in Queensland, and the construction of a fourth terminal at Melbourne Airport. Entertainment and recreation projects, such as the new sporting venues for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, and the Perth Stadium at Burswood, have further boosted industry revenue.Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 5.0% o...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Commercial and Industrial Building Construction Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Commercial and Industrial Building Construction are:

  • Having good working relationships with subcontracting building trade specialists
  • Development of a symbiotic relationship with another industry
  • Having links with suppliers
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Household consumption expenditure and Total labour force in the Commercial and Industrial Building Construction industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Commercial and Industrial Building Construction Industry?

    Industry operators construct commercial and industrial non-residential buildings. They also perform alterations, renovations and general repairs on commercial and industrial buildings, and organise and manage construction.

    Industry Products
  • Retail building construction
  • Office construction
  • Other business premises construction
  • Entertainment and recreational building construction
  • Factory and industrial building construction
  • Hotel construction
  • Industry Activities
  • Office building construction
  • Retail building construction
  • Hotel, motel and hostel construction
  • Entertainment building construction
  • Recreation building construction
  • Factory and industrial building construction
  • Prefabricated commercial and industrial building assembly, erection and installation
  • General repair and renovation of commercial and industrial buildings
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Household consumption expenditure
  • Total labour force
  • year bond rate
  • Demand from office property operators
  • Demand from retail property operators
  • Number of businesses

  • Current Performance
  • Key building markets
  • Profit and jobs growth
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profit stable but jobs grow
  • Building demand drivers
  • Table: Commercial and Industrial Building Construction Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Commercial and Industrial Building Construction Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Consumer Goods Retailing
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Office Property Operators
  • Retail Property Operators
  • Industrial and Other Property Operators

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction
  • Hardware Wholesaling
  • Machinery and Scaffolding Rental
  • Professional Services

  • Products & Services
  • Retail building construction
  • Office construction
  • Factory and industrial building construction
  • Entertainment and recreational building construction
  • Hotel construction
  • Other business premises construction
  • Chart: Commercial and Industrial Building Construction Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Commercial buildings
  • Industrial buildings

  • Major Markets
  • Commercial property developers
  • End users
  • Industrial property developers
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Commercial and Industrial Building Construction Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Subcontractor and professional service payments
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Commercial and Industrial Building Construction

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Commercial and Industrial Building Construction Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Commercial and Industrial Building Construction Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Commercial and Industrial Building Construction Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Dry Hire
  • The hire of plant and equipment without an operator.
  • Public-Private Partnership
  • A contractual agreement between a public sector agency and a private company through which each party shares skills, assets and financial resources to deliver a service or facility for public use.
  • Wet Hire
  • The hire of plant and equipment with a qualified operator.
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