Not at home: Subdued trends in new housing investment have reduced profit margins

The House Construction market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Home ownership is a cornerstone of the great Australian dream, providing financial and emotional security, and often representing the largest investment an individual will make. However, homebuyers are increasingly opting for higher-density dwellings such as apartments and townhouses. Businesses in the House Construction industry are building new low-density dwellings, or renovating and repairing existing homes.

Industry revenue is projected to increase by an annualised 1.4% over the five years through 2016-17, to total $42.5 billion. This includes a contraction of 4.2% in the current year, which reflects an expected decline in the number of dwelling commencements. Population growth has supported underlying demand for new housing construction over the past five years...

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Barriers to the entry of new competitors have tightened considerably in response to state-based legislation governing owner-builders and the problems obtaining adequate warranty insurance coverage. Qualified tradespeople with the appropriate state-based registration have relatively easy access to the industry. However, a firm’s capacity to compete for a share of the total market may be limited by the competitive conditions imposed by existing players, a lack of proven experience and the insurance constraints.

State and territory governments require builders to register with recognised industry associations (such as the HIA or the MBA) to verify competency and qualify for insurance coverage on construction projects. New..

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Industry Products

What is the House Construction Industry?

This industry consists of companies that mainly construct houses (excluding multi-unit apartments and townhouses) or carry out alterations, additions, renovations or general repairs to houses. The industry also includes operators that organise and manage these activities as the prime contractor.

Industry Products
New housing construction
Alterations, additions, renovations and improvements
Housing repairs and maintenance
Industry Activities
House building
House alteration, renovation and general repair
Prefabricated house on-site assembly, erection and installation
Project management

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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