House of cards: Current year revenue is set to collapse due to project completions

For many Australians, the dream of home ownership is shifting from the idea of a detached home in the suburbs to inner-city multi-unit apartments and townhouses. Such apartments and townhouses suit smaller households, offer an urban lifestyle and help owners avoid the high costs of residential land. The Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Construction industry constructs a range of high- and medium-density residential buildings, including suburban flats, military barracks and designer retirement communities. The industry comprises many small- to medium-scale contracting firms, although it also has several large-scale contractors that are capable of working on high-profile apartment developments, including the Barangaroo development in Sydney, and the Australia 108 tower in more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Multi-unit residential commencements will rise, despite an anticipated collapse during 2017-18
  • Low interest rates and population growth have supported investment in apartments and townhouses
  • Investment will gradually return as vacancy rates fall due to population pressures
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The industry is in the growth phase of its life cycle. Over the long term, increased investment in multi-unit and higher density housing has meant the industry has captured an increasing share of the total residential construction market. Despite wide cyclical fluctuations in investment and construction activity, the industry is expanding at a greater pace than the general economy. Industry value added, which is indicative of the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is projected to grow by an annualised 3.5% over the 10 years through 2022-23. This significantly exceeds the projected pace of Australia's GDP growth by an annualised 2.5% over the same period. Industry enterprise numbers are also projected to grow solidly over the 10 years (2.8% a...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Construction Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Construction Industry are

  • Development of a symbiotic relationship with another industry
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Ability to expand and curtail operations rapidly in line with market demand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Mortgage affordability and Number of households in the Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Construction industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Construction Industry?

    Industry firms primarily construct multi-unit apartments and townhouses, such as flats, apartments and condominiums. The industry excludes construction of commercial or public buildings such as factories, office buildings, hostels, hotels and hospitals. The industry also performs alterations, additions, general renovations and repairs to multi-unit apartment buildings, and includes firms that organise or manage multi-unit apartment construction.

    Industry Products
  • Inner-city multistorey apartment complexes
  • Inner-city villas and townhouses
  • Suburban and rural apartment blocks or units
  • Tourist or retirement units
  • Refurbishment or conversion of existing buildings
  • Repair and maintenance of existing buildings
  • Industry Activities
  • Multi-unit apartment building construction
  • Duplex house construction
  • Flat construction
  • High-rise flat construction
  • Home unit construction
  • Project management of multi-unit apartment and townhouse construction
  • Repair or renovation of residential buildings
  • Semi-detached housing construction
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Mortgage affordability
  • Number of households
  • Residential housing loan rates
  • Dwelling commencements
  • Net migration

  • Current Performance
  • Profit surge
  • Changing housing preferences
  • Market characteristics
  • Households and property yields
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Short-term slump in demand
  • Foreign firms
  • Lifestyle developments
  • Profit margins
  • Table: Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Construction Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Construction Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Residential Property Operators
  • Defence
  • Public Administration and Safety
  • Accommodation for the Aged
  • Crisis and Care Accommodation

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

  • Products & Services
  • Inner-city multistorey apartment complexes
  • Suburban and rural apartment blocks or units
  • Inner-city villas and townhouses
  • Refurbishment or conversion of existing buildings
  • Repair and maintenance of existing buildings
  • Tourist or retirement units
  • Chart: Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Construction Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Short-term demand determinants
  • Long-term underlying demand

  • Major Markets
  • Real estate investment trusts
  • Owners and small developers
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Construction Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Subcontractor and professional costs
  • Purchases
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Construction

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Construction Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Probuild Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd, BHCA Pty Limited, Meriton Apartments Pty Ltd, Dyldam Developments Pty Ltd, Hickory Group Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Probuild Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: BHCA Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Meriton Apartments Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Dyldam Developments Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Hickory Group Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse 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 Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Construction Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Apartment commencements (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • The start of a dwelling unit construction project. Commencement follows final approval by the local government authority.
  • First Home Owner Grant
  • A Federal Government grant payable to first home buyers, initially introduced in 2000 to offset the influence of the GST on house prices.
  • National Rental Affordability Scheme
  • A Federal Government initiative that offers developers long-term tax offsets in the construction of new rental housing, on the condition that rent remains 20.0% below the market rate.
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