Plumbing Services in Australia - Market Research Report

Plumbing Services industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 3.8%

The Plumbing Services industry plays an integral role in the economy, supplying licensed services to install, repair and maintain fixtures and fittings to catch, distribute and treat liquids, gases and waste products. The industry is highly regulated to ensure compliance with product and installation standards and building guidelines. Most industry participants are small-scale contracting firms that employ fewer than 20 people and contest narrow geographic areas or niche markets. However, the industry includes several large-scale facilities management companies, along with some franchise groups. The industry's performance over the past five years has been underpinned by generally favourable demand for plumbing installation services from key building...
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Plumbing Services industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The performance of the Plumbing Services industry is forecast to strengthen over the next five years, as demand for installation services in residential building and infrastructure markets grows. Improved demand for domestic maintenance and repair services is also forecast to aid industry revenue. However, subdued demand projected in the non-residential building market may adversely affect many of the industry's larger players. Industry revenue is forecast to grow at a moderate X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $XX.X billion. This includes subdued growth over the short term in response to the decline in commercial building construction on the completion of major office and hotel developments, as well as further contraction in demand from th...
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Plumbing Services industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $18bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 27,566
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 66,607

Biggest companies in the Plumbing Services industry

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

What is Plumbing Services industry?

Industry Definition

The Plumbing Services industry consists of contractors that provide general plumbing or drainage services. This includes installing and repairing water supply, sewer lines, septic tanks, drainage and gas systems. The construction of large-scale sewerage or stormwater drainage systems is not included in the industry.

Industry Products and Services

  • Water plumbing
  • Sanitary plumbing
  • Gas fitting
  • Mechanical plumbing
  • Drainage and roofing plumbing

Industry Activities

  • Drain construction, cleaning and repair (except large-scale sewerage and stormwater drainage systems)
  • Gas plumbing installation and repair
  • Guttering and roof installation and repair
  • Hot-water system installation and repair
  • Plumbing (except marine) installation and repair
  • Installed plumbing repair
  • Septic tank installation and repair
  • Solar hot-water system installation and repair

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

The Plumbing Services industry consists of contractors that provide general plumbing or drainage services. This includes installing and repairing water supply, sewer lines, septic tanks, drainage and gas systems. The construction of large-scale sewerage or stormwater drainage systems is not included in the industry.

Main Activities

  • Drain construction, cleaning and repair (except large-scale sewerage and stormwater drainage systems)
  • Gas plumbing installation and repair
  • Guttering and roof installation and repair
  • Hot-water system installation and repair
  • Plumbing (except marine) installation and repair
  • Installed plumbing repair
  • Septic tank installation and repair
  • Solar hot-water system installation and repair

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

New residential building activity is the main demand determinant for plumbing services. Industry participants install plumbing fixtures such as bathtubs, ...
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Demand from residential building construction
Demand from non-residential building construction
Dwelling commencements
Real household disposable income

Current Performance

Building construction drives demand
Participation and jobs grow
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Commercial building falls
Profit margins widen
Facilities management trends grow
 Table: Plumbing Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

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

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Construction in Australia
Residential Property Operators in Australia
Office Property Operators in Australia
Retail Property Operators in Australia
Industrial and Other Property Operators in Australia


Key Selling Industries

Farm and Construction Machinery Wholesaling in Australia
Household Appliance Wholesaling in Australia
Machinery and Scaffolding Rental in Australia
Plumbing Goods Wholesaling in Australia



Products & Services

Operators in the Plumbing Services industry mainly install, repair and maintain pipes and appliances that involve catching, distributing or treating water...
Non-residential builders and property managers
Households and residential property managers
Engineering construction and manufacturing industries



Demand Determinants

The installation of plumbing amenities on new building projects has traditionally been the principal demand determinant for industry services. Approximate...
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Major Markets

Non-residential builders and property managers
Households and residential property managers
Engineering construction and manufacturing industries




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Plumbing Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

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

Market Share Concentration

The Plumbing Services industry has low market share concentration, with the four largest companies contributing less than 10.0% of total market share. The...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

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

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Plumbing Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

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

Capital Intensity

The industry has low capital intensity compared with the general economy, as the industry's principal value added is derived through skilled labour servic...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Plumbing Services 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 Plumbing Services in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2003-2026)
Industry Gross Product (2003-2026)
Establishments (2003-2026)
Businesses (2003-2026)
Employment (2003-2026)
Exports (2003-2026)
Imports (2003-2026)
Wages (2003-2026)
Domestic Demand (2003-2026)

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, %

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

GAS FITTING

MECHANICAL PLUMBING

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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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