Surveying the competition: Poor conditions in construction markets lead to industry declines

IBISWorld’s Surveying and Mapping Services market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


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

Surveying and mapping services are used to determine the physical dimensions of earth and space, delineate ownership of land, erect buildings and structures, and to create maps. The Surveying and Mapping Services industry derives the bulk of its revenue from the provision of traditional cadastral boundary surveys and services provided to construction markets. Therefore, the industry's performance is heavily influenced by trends in building and infrastructure construction.

The industry is expected to generate revenue totalling $3.3 billion in 2016-17, including an expected decline of 13.9% over the current year...

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Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The industry is in a mature stage of its economic life cycle. Activity is primarily determined by investment in downstream construction and mining markets. Some segments of the industry are heavily reliant on demand generated by government land development practices and outsourcing of specialist surveying services for environmental purposes, notably coastal and topographical resources.

Industry value added is projected to grow by an annualised 0.6% over the 10 years through 2021-22, lagging well behind the projected pace of Australia's GDP growth (an annualised 2.5%). This sluggish performance stems principally from the subdued trend in total building construction and the current slump in residential building, infrastructure and resource developments. The..

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Industry Products

What is the Surveying and Mapping Services Industry?

Companies and independent consultants working in the industry provide professional surveying services spanning a range of markets and disciplines. These include cadastral surveying, construction surveying, mapping services and integrated surveying services.

Industry Products
Cadastral surveying
Construction surveying
Topographical and planimetric surveying
Geophysical and integrated surveying
Geospatial image acquisition and processing services
Industry Activities
Aerial surveying service
Cadastral surveying service
Engineering surveying service
Geodetic surveying on a contract or fee basis
Hydrographic and oceanographic surveying
Land surveying service
Map preparation service
Mining surveying service
Photogrammetry surveying on a contract or fee basis
Seismic surveying service

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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