Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Services in Australia - Market Research Report

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Services industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 1.6%

The Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Services industry has had mixed results over the past five years, with weak growth in household incomes partly offsetting greater outsourcing from hospitals and the hospitality sector. The industry includes companies that provide dry-cleaning, laundering, linen and uniform hire (in conjunction with laundering services), carpet cleaning, and laundrette services to a range of sectors. Key markets include households, health care and hospitality firms. Products such as sheets and towels are generally collected from client sites by industry firms, processed and then returned within an agreed time period. Households account for a large, but declining, proportion of industry demand. Several downstream industries, particularly t...
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Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Services industry outlook (2019-2024)

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Operating conditions in the hospitality and healthcare sectors are anticipated to drive the Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Services industry's performance over the next five years. In particular, the laundering and rental segment is expected to benefit from greater demand from hospitals, hotels and restaurants. Environmental factors will also become increasingly important for the industry over the next five years, particularly regarding chemical, water and energy use. Industry trends Industry revenue is projected to increase at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $X.X billion. This growth is anticipated to be driven by the ongoing expansion of laundry and uniform rental services outsourcing, particularly from the health, retail and...
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Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Services industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $2bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 4,355
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 17,169

Biggest companies in the Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Services industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Services in Australia industry include Downer EDI Limited and Alsco Pty Limited.

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What is Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Services industry?

Industry Definition

Industry establishments provide laundry and dry-cleaning services, as well as linen, uniform and nappy hire services. The services may be accessed through self-service facilities, such as coin-operated facilities, or through facilities operated by industry players.

Industry Products and Services

  • Laundering and rental services
  • Dry-cleaning services
  • Laundrette provision
  • Carpet cleaning services
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Automatic, self-service laundry operations (coin-operated)
  • Baby nappy hire services
  • Carpet, upholstery and rug cleaning
  • Clothing, hat or garment cleaning services
  • Curtain and drapery cleaning services
  • Dry-cleaning services
  • Laundry operations and services
  • Linen hire and rental services
  • Linen sterilisation services
  • Uniform and workwear hire services

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry establishments provide laundry and dry-cleaning services, as well as linen, uniform and nappy hire services. The services may be accessed through self-service facilities, such as coin-operated facilities, or through facilities operated by industry players.

Main Activities

  • Automatic, self-service laundry operations (coin-operated)
  • Baby nappy hire services
  • Carpet, upholstery and rug cleaning
  • Clothing, hat or garment cleaning services
  • Curtain and drapery cleaning services
  • Dry-cleaning services
  • Laundry operations and services
  • Linen hire and rental services
  • Linen sterilisation services
  • Uniform and workwear hire services

Similar Industries

Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Healthcare industries are a major market for the industry, as they require laundering and hire services for uniforms, bed linen and towels. Growing demand...
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Demand from health care and social assistance
Real household discretionary income
Population
Road freight service price

Current Performance

Laundry services
Competition and efficiency
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Laundry services
Changing structure
 Table: Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Pubs, Bars and Nightclubs in Australia
General Hospitals in Australia
Nursing Homes in Australia
Hotels and Resorts in Australia
Motels in Australia
Restaurants in Australia
Consumers in Australia

Key Selling Industries

Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing in Australia
Power Automation Products and Other Electrical Equipment Manufacturing in Australia
Mining and Industrial Machinery Wholesaling in Australia




Products & Services

Services provided by the Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Services industry include linen laundering and rental services, dry-cleaning, carpet cleaning and laundr...
Private healthcare sector
Government institutions
Hospitality sector
Other sectors


Demand Determinants

Industry demand is mainly driven by commercial linen and uniform laundering and rental services growth. This includes outsourcing in the healthcare and ho...
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Major Markets

Private healthcare sector
Government institutions
Hospitality sector
Other sectors



 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Laundry and Dry-Cleaning 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 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Services industry has low market share concentration, with the top four players projected to account for approximately 26% of...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

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

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

With approximately 56,000 employees, Downer EDI Limited (Downer) is a major supplier of integrated services across Australia and New Zealand. These servic...
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Downer

 Table: Downer - financial performance

Alsco

 Table: Alsco - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Services industry has a moderate capital intensity level. For every dollar required for wages in 2018-19, approximately $0.21...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Laundry and Dry-Cleaning 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 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Services in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

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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PERCHLOROETHYLENE (PERC)

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    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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