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The Plumbing Services 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.


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 Analysis & Industry Trends

The Plumbing Services industry plays an integral role in the economy, supplying licensed services to install, repair and maintain fixtures and fittings used 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. It is made up of many small-scale contracting firms, with most enterprises employing fewer than 20 people (98.9% in June 2015) and contesting narrow geographic areas or niche markets. However, the industry does include several large-scale players, which generally operate as facilities management companies such as Spotless Group and Programmed Maintenance Services...

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Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The distribution of plumbing enterprises mirrors the spread of the Australian population and, to a lesser extent, the distribution of construction activity. Plumbing maintenance and repair work tends to correlate with the distribution of population and existing building stock. Installation of plumbing fixtures and fittings tends to vary according to the relative strength of construction activity among regional markets.

There are variations among state and territory licensing requirements. In some of the smaller states, the licensed contractors hold broader based certification, which enables them to work on a wider range of projects than contractors in Victoria and New South Wales. Fir..

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Industry Products

What is the Plumbing Services Industry?

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
Drainage and roofing plumbing
Water plumbing
Sanitary plumbing
Gas fitting
Mechanical plumbing
Industry Activities
Drains construction, cleaning and repairing (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

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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