Water Supply in Australia - Market Research Report

Water Supply industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 1.7%

The Water Supply industry supplies water to households and commercial end users. Weather and climatic conditions can affect industry operations, particularly in extended periods of low rainfall and drought, as the industry requires substantial water sources. Historically, the water that the industry captures, transports and processes has been sourced from rain-fed sources such as dams. However, alternative sources of supply have become increasingly important, as annual rainfall volumes have declined or become more volatile. Prompted by previous droughts, new desalination plants have been constructed in several states over the past decade, substantially expanding the industry's asset base. However, the construction costs for these plants have led to f...
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Water Supply industry outlook (2019-2024)

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Factors such as capital expenditure by the government, population growth rates, the gross value of farm production, water pricing, water availability, and seasonal rainfall patterns are forecast to continue influencing the Water Supply industry over the next five years. Private sector participation and environmental concerns are also anticipated to become increasingly important to the industry's performance over the period. As more governments seek to privatise or corporatise their water networks, the industry will likely be opened to additional private sector investment. Environmental concerns are forecast to feature prominently in the industry's development over the next five years. In particular, the volume of water available for irrigation will...
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Water Supply industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $14bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 771
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 16,400

Biggest companies in the Water Supply industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Water Supply in Australia industry include Sydney Water Corporation, Water Corporation, South Australian Water Corporation, Melbourne Water Corporation, Queensland Bulk Water Supply Authority and Central SEQ Distributor-Retailer Authority.

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  • pie_chart Queensland Bulk Water Supply Authority Market Share: x.x%
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What is Water Supply industry?

Industry Definition

Industry firms catch, store, purify and supply water, usually through a system of pipes. Although companies that operate irrigation systems to supply water to farms are included in the industry, the on-farm operation of irrigation systems is not included.

Industry Products and Services

  • Water service charges
  • Water volume charges
  • Other water services
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Dam operation
  • Desalination plant operation
  • Filtration plant operation
  • Mineral water supply (from groundwater)
  • Pumping station operation
  • Reservoir operation
  • Water supply system operation

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry firms catch, store, purify and supply water, usually through a system of pipes. Although companies that operate irrigation systems to supply water to farms are included in the industry, the on-farm operation of irrigation systems is not included.

Main Activities

  • Dam operation
  • Desalination plant operation
  • Filtration plant operation
  • Mineral water supply (from groundwater)
  • Pumping station operation
  • Reservoir operation
  • Water supply system operation

Similar Industries

Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

As the Australian population grows, more water is required for both household and other uses. An increasing population therefore provides the industry wit...
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Population
Level of annual rainfall
Capital expenditure by state and local government
Availability of water

Current Performance

Desalination and investment
Consolidation and private participation
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Demand trends
Productivity gains
 Table: Water Supply in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

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

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Grain Growing in Australia
Grain and Livestock Farming in Australia
Beer Manufacturing in Australia
Soft Drink Manufacturing in Australia
Outdoor Vegetable Growing in Australia
Consumers in Australia

Key Selling Industries

Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction in Australia
Industrial and Agricultural Chemical Product Wholesaling in Australia
Engineering Consulting in Australia
Electricity Distribution in Australia



Products & Services

The Water Supply industry provides water to end users, such as households, businesses and farms. This water is generally charged to customers through a wa...
Other industries and sectors
Agriculture, forestry and fishing businesses
Manufacturing sector
Utility operators
Mining sector

Demand Determinants

Water demand from the mains supply system is primarily determined by population trends, climatic conditions and business activity. Higher volume pricing r...
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Major Markets

Other industries and sectors
Agriculture, forestry and fishing businesses
Manufacturing sector
Utility operators
Mining sector


 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Water Supply in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

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

Market Share Concentration

The Water Supply industry has a low market share concentration level, with the four largest organisations expected to generate 32.7% of industry revenue i...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

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

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Water Supply in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Sydney Water Corporation is owned by the NSW Government, and is the major water and waste-water service supplier in New South Wales. The organisation supp...
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Sydney Water

 Table: Sydney Water - financial performance

Water Corporation

 Table: Water Corporation - financial performance

SA Water

 Table: SA Water - financial performance

Melbourne Water

 Table: Melbourne Water - financial performance

Seqwater

 Table: Seqwater - financial performance

Queensland Urban Utilities

 Table: Queensland Urban Utilities - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Water Supply industry is highly capital-intensive, due to major investment in water assets and moderate labour needs. For every dollar required for la...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Water Supply 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 Water Supply 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, %

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  • Revenue Forecasts
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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
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  • Industry Market Size
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  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
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  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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