House Construction in Australia - Market Research Report

House Construction industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 2.5%

Home ownership provides financial and emotional security, and often represents the largest investment an individual will make in their lifetime. However, homebuyers are increasingly opting for higher-density dwellings such as apartments and townhouses. Businesses in the House Construction industry build new detached low-density dwellings, or renovate and repair existing homes. Over the past five years, rising house prices have resulted in more home buyers opting for higher density dwellings, such as apartments and townhouses, constraining demand for industry services. Industry revenue is expected to decrease at an annualised 0.4% over the five years through 2019-20, to total $56.0 billion. This includes a decline of 4.6% in the current year, due to...
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House Construction industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The House Construction industry is projected to continue contracting over the two years through XXX-XX, in response to less favourable investment conditions and oversupply conditions in the aligned multi-unit residential property market. Investment in new housing construction is forecast to fall over the short term. This trend will likely correspond with further declines in mortgage affordability, and a moderate increase in residential housing loan rates. In addition, restrictions on foreign investment and APRA caps on interest-only lending by local banks will continue to dampen investment in the residential property market. However, solid growth in Australia's population is anticipated to increase underlying demand for new housing over the next five...
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House Construction industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $59bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 46,159
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 82,375

Biggest companies in the House Construction industry

The House Construction in Australia industry has no companies with major market shares. Get the full report to find out why.

What is House Construction industry?

Industry Definition

Industry firms primarily 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 and Services

  • New housing construction
  • Alterations, additions, renovations and improvements
  • Housing repairs and maintenance
  • Other services
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • House building
  • House alteration, renovation and general repair
  • Prefabricated house on-site assembly, erection and installation
  • Project management

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry firms primarily 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.

Main Activities

  • House building
  • House alteration, renovation and general repair
  • Prefabricated house on-site assembly, erection and installation
  • Project management

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Dwelling commencement trends tend to indicate demand for new housing construction. Dwelling commencements have increased over the past five years. However...
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Dwelling commencements
Mortgage affordability
Residential housing loan rates
Number of households

Current Performance

Industry participation
Competition
Subsidies and demand
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Demand drivers
 Table: House Construction in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - House Construction in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Residential Property Operators in Australia
Central Government Administration in Australia
State Government Administration in Australia
Consumers in Australia



Key Selling Industries

Clay Brick Manufacturing in Australia
Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing in Australia
Timber Wholesaling in Australia
Farm and Construction Machinery Wholesaling in Australia
Machinery and Scaffolding Rental in Australia
Hardware Wholesaling in Australia

Products & Services

Operators in the House Construction industry derive revenue from work on new and existing single-unit housing projects. This work includes major alteratio...
First-home buyers
Property developers and speculators
Public sector



Demand Determinants

The industry is subject to a range of short-term and long-term demand factors reflecting demand for new housing and households' investment capacity. The i...
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Major Markets

First-home buyers
Property developers and speculators
Public sector




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the House Construction in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The industry has a low concentration of ownership. The four largest home builders together contribute less than 10% of annual industry revenue and nationa...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs House Construction in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the House Construction in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

The House Construction in Australia industry has no major companies. Get the full report to find out why.

Capital Intensity

The House Construction industry exhibits low capital intensity. Contractors mainly provide project management and trade skills to the construction process...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the House Construction in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the House Construction in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2026)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2026)
Establishments (2007-2026)
Businesses (2007-2026)
Employment (2007-2026)
Exports (2007-2026)
Imports (2007-2026)
Wages (2007-2026)
Domestic Demand (2007-2026)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

DWELLING COMMENCEMENTS

FIRST HOME OWNER GRANT (FHOG)

MORTGAGE

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  • Revenue Forecasts
    Revenue Forecasts
  • Historical and Forecast Growth
    Historical and Forecast Growth
  • Industry Market Size
    Industry Market Size
  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
    Industry Trends
  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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