Sewerage and Drainage Services in Australia - Market Research Report

Sewerage and Drainage Services industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 1.8%

The Sewerage and Drainage Services industry has performed moderately well over the past five years. Industry revenue is projected to increase at an annualised 1.5% over the five years through 2019-20, to $10.7 billion, with moderate yearly volatility. This reflects higher sewerage service prices in most years, and an increase in volumes treated, largely due to rising business numbers and population growth. Revenue is anticipated to increase by 3.0% in the current year, as the industry continues to provide wastewater collection and treatment services to more households and businesses. State governments own most of the industry's operations. This is largely due to the high capital costs required to develop sewage-collection pipe networks and sewage tr...
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Sewerage and Drainage Services industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Sewerage and Drainage Services industry is projected to expand at a stable rate over the five years through XXX-XX. Population growth, water availability and the number of businesses operating across the economy are forecast to continue influencing demand for sewerage and drainage services. Historically, nearly all of the industry's contribution to the economy has come from public sector activity. However, the private sector is anticipated to play a larger role in the industry over the next five years as outsourcing trends increase. Additionally, private enterprises are likely to be more heavily involved in administration and consultancy activities. Industry volumes are anticipated to expand at a slower rate over the next five years compared wit...
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Sewerage and Drainage Services industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $10bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 309
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 12,500

Biggest companies in the Sewerage and Drainage Services industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Sewerage and Drainage Services in Australia industry include Sydney Water Corporation, Water Corporation, Central SEQ Distributor-Retailer Authority and South East Water Corporation.

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What is Sewerage and Drainage Services industry?

Industry Definition

Industry companies operate sewerage systems, drainage systems and sewage treatment plants. Industry organisations are generally owned and operated by state or territory governments.

Industry Products and Services

  • 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

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry companies operate sewerage systems, drainage systems and sewage treatment plants. Industry organisations are generally owned and operated by state or territory governments.

Main Activities

  • Drainage system operation (for town or stormwater)
  • Pumping station operation (for sewage)
  • Sewage treatment plant operation
  • Sewerage system operation
  • Stormwater drainage system operation

Similar Industries

Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

A growing population creates greater volumes of wastewater and sewage to be collected and treated. In addition, a lot of population growth typically occur...
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Population
Availability of water
Number of businesses
Demand from building construction

Current Performance

Utility numbers

and employment
Industry challenges
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Water recycling trends
 Table: Sewerage and Drainage Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

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

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Wholesale Trade
Education and Training in Australia
Consumer Goods Retailing in Australia
Health Services in Australia
Community Services in Australia
Consumers in Australia

Key Selling Industries

Iron and Steel Casting and Forging in Australia
Steel Pipe and Tube Manufacturing in Australia
Water Supply in Australia
Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction in Australia



Products & Services

The Sewerage and Drainage Services industry provides sewerage services, trade waste services, drainage services and recycled wastewater services. Sewerage...
Service sectors
Government and institutions
Manufacturing sector
Other industries and sectors


Demand Determinants

Demand for sewerage and drainage services from households and businesses is a derived demand. The community wants clean, hygienic streets and homes, and s...
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Major Markets

Service sectors
Government and institutions
Manufacturing sector
Other industries and sectors



 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sewerage and Drainage 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 four largest industry participants are projected to account for 38.8% of industry revenue in 2019-20, with the eight largest anticipated to account fo...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

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

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

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

Industry Globalization

Sydney Water Corporation is wholly owned by the New South Wales Government. It is the major supplier of water, sewerage and drainage services in New South...
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Sydney Water

 Table: Sydney Water - financial performance

Water Corporation

 Table: Water Corporation - financial performance

Queensland Urban Utilities

 Table: Queensland Urban Utilities - financial performance

South East Water

 Table: South East Water - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Sewerage and Drainage Services industry is highly capital-intensive. For every $1.00 of industry revenue required for labour inputs in 2019-20, approx...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Sewerage and Drainage 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 Sewerage and Drainage Services in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2026)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2026)
Establishments (2007-2026)
Businesses (2007-2026)
Employment (2007-2026)
Exports (2007-2026)
Imports (2007-2026)
Wages (2007-2026)
Domestic Demand (2007-2026)

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, %

DRAINAGE

GREY WATER

SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT

WASTEWATER

WATER RECYCLING

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  • Industry Financial Ratios
    Industry Financial Ratios
  • 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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