Under development: The industry is expected to decline in the short term, due to weak demand

IBISWorld’s Land Development and Subdivision 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.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Strong growth in housing investment and new dwelling commencements has driven industry growth
  • Investment in apartment developments, particularly in 2015-16, has underpinned growth
  • Weaker land sales over the short term are expected to contain revenue and profitability

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Growth in the Land Development and Subdivision industry over the past five years mainly occurred over the two years through 2013-14, when revenue was driven by strong growth in housing investment and new dwelling commencements. Over recent years, the supply of serviced land coming on the market for housing development has fallen, although the median lot price has continued its upward trend.

    Stronger housing demand stimulated a surge in land sales through to a near-record high in 2013-14, although the pace of industry expansion was contained by the swing in housing preferences towards higher density apartment and townhouse developments. Over the five years through 2016-17, industry revenue is projected to grow by an annualised 3.7%, to total $11.8 billion...

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    Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The industry is considered to be in a mature stage of its life cycle. The industry is principally driven by demand conditions in the Australian residential property market and the underlying demand for new housing. The industry is susceptible to annual fluctuations in the value and volume of residential and commercial land sales associated with business and consumer confidence and issues of housing affordability.

    Industry value added (IVA), which is indicative of the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is projected to increase by an annualised 3.2% over the 10 years through 2021-22. This exceeds the projected growth in Australia's GDP over the same period (2.6% annualised), mainly reflecting the surge of development activity in response to growth in land prices. Ove..

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    Additional Insights for the Land Development and Subdivision Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Land Development and Subdivision Industry are

  • Easy access to further appropriate land for development
  • Highly trained workforce
  • Downstream ownership links
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from house construction and Demand from non-residential building construction in the Land Development and Subdivision industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Land Development and Subdivision Industry?

    Companies in this industry are primarily engaged in subdividing and amalgamating land into lots and preparing and servicing land for subsequent sale, including excavation work for the installation of roads and utility lines.

    Industry Products
    Houses and housing estate developments
    Apartments and other residential developments
    Commercial developments
    Industrial developments
    Other developments
    Industry Activities
    Land subdivision
    Land development
    Land amalgamation

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from house construction
  • Demand from non-residential building construction
  • Demand from multi-unit apartment and townhouse construction
  • Demand from road and bridge construction

  • Current Performance
  • Profit and enterprises
  • Interest rates
  • Density trends and diversification
  • Population concerns
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profit widens
  • Population changes
  • Commercial land development
  • Table: Land Development and Subdivision Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Land Development and Subdivision Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Construction
  • Residential Property Operators
  • Office Property Operators
  • Retail Property Operators
  • Industrial and Other Property Operators
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services
  • Finance
  • Legal Services
  • Site Preparation Services

  • Products & Services
  • Houses and housing estate developments
  • Apartments and other residential developments
  • Commercial developments
  • Industrial developments
  • Other developments
  • Chart: Land Development and Subdivision Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Low density residential owner-occupiers
  • Commercial property developers and operators
  • High density residential owner-occupiers
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Land Development and Subdivision Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Land Development and Subdivision

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Land Development and Subdivision Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Land Development and Subdivision Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Land Development and Subdivision Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Residential land sales (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Land that has previously been developed for industrial or commercial use. It can be converted or redeveloped to be suitable for a different use, such as retail or housing.
  • Greenfield Land
  • Land that has not been previously utilised in structure development. Also known as undeveloped land.
  • Property Development
  • The funding activities associated with improving the quality of a piece of land or building.
  • Subdivision
  • The legal division of land that enables the original piece of land to be owned by several entities and used for different purposes.
  • Urban Infill
  • The development of higher density residential areas near transport and commercial hubs.
  • Wet Hire
  • The hire or lease of plant and machinery with a suitably qualified operator working under the direction of the prime contractor. Paid on an hourly, daily or weekly basis.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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