Pumped: Increasing population and higher service prices are expected to support revenue

The Sewerage and Drainage 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.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Sewerage and Drainage Services industry has grown steadily over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 1.9% over the five years through 2016-17, to $8.8 billion. This performance reflects higher sewerage service prices and an increase in volumes treated, largely due to rising business numbers and general population growth. Revenue is expected to increase by 2.3% in 2016-17 as the industry continues to expand at a stable rate, providing wastewater collection and treatment services to more customers.

State government-owned business enterprises account for the vast majority of the industry's operations. This is due to the high capital costs required to develop sewage-collection pipe networks and sewage treatment plants...

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Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

Industry value added, which is the industry's contribution to national GDP, is estimated to increase at an annualised 2.4% in the decade through 2021-22. This is a slightly lower rate than estimated annualised GDP growth over the same period of 2.5% due to steady pricing and volume increases. Therefore, the Sewerage and Drainage Services industry is in a mature phase of its life cycle, essentially relying on population increase for growth, particularly new suburbs on urban fringes and the establishment of new treatment plants.

Although industry revenue has steadily increased and profit is high, those funds have been required to provide capital for necessary infrastructure upgrades. The..

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Industry Products

What is the Sewerage and Drainage Services Industry?

Organisations in the industry operate sewerage systems, drainage systems and sewage treatment plants. Industry organisations are generally owned and operated by the relevant state or territory governments.

Industry Products
Sewage collection services
Sewage treatment services
Drainage services
Trade waste services
Recycled wastewater services
Industry Activities
Drainage system operation (for town or stormwater)
Pumping station operation (for sewage)
Sewage treatment plant operation
Sewerage system operation
Stormwater drainage system operation

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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