Arrested development: Falling demand for new houses is projected to cause revenue declines

Operators in the Land Development and Subdivision industry play a crucial role in the building process. Industry participants subdivide land into sections (blocks of land) in preparation for the construction of residential and non-residential buildings. Industry operators are also responsible for ensuring that land has been suitably developed for the proposed land use, which includes overseeing the installation of streetscapes on housing subdivisions (e.g. roads, street lighting) and ensuring access to utilities such as water supply, sewerage, gas and electricity.The industry has performed at an unprecedented level over the past five years, fuelled by the accelerated growth in total building construction and housing more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 15-20
Forecast Growth 20-25
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Land development activity has surged in response to reconstruction in the Canterbury region
  • Operators have benefited from demand as part of the reconstruction effort in Canterbury
  • Stimulus from the reconstruction activity in Christchurch is expected to taper off
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The regional distribution of land development and subdivision firms closely reflects the distribution of New Zealand's population and economic activity. Over two-thirds of industry enterprises are located in the four most populous regions (68.8%), including Auckland, Waikato, Wellington and Canterbury. This roughly matches the share of national population in these regions (67.5%).A skew in industry activity towards the Auckland region has emerged in recent years, with the region currently accounting for about 40.4% of industry enterprises. This significantly exceeds the region's share of the national population (34.4%). Auc...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Land Development and Subdivision Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Land Development and Subdivision are:

  • Easy access to further appropriate land for development
  • Downstream ownership links
  • Good project management skills
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from house construction and Dwelling consents issued in the Land Development and Subdivision industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Land Development and Subdivision in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry companies primarily subdivide land into lots and service land for subsequent sale. Developing land may include excavation work for installing roads and utility lines.

    Industry Products
  • House lot and housing estate developments
  • Apartments and other residential developments
  • Commercial developments
  • Industrial developments and other
  • Industry Activities
  • Land subdivision
  • Land development
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from house construction
  • Dwelling consents issued
  • Demand from commercial and industrial building construction
  • year bond rate
  • Demand from multi-unit apartment and townhouse construction
  • Number of households

  • Current Performance
  • Residential building market
  • Non-residential building market
  • Strong profitability
  • Participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profit and participation decline
  • Factors driving demand
  • Industry developments
  • Table: Land Development and Subdivision Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Land Development and Subdivision Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • House Construction in New Zealand
  • Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Construction in New Zealand
  • Commercial Property Operators in New Zealand
  • Commercial and Industrial Building Construction in New Zealand
  • Consumers in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electricity Retailing in New Zealand
  • Heavy Machinery and Scaffolding Rental and Hiring in New Zealand
  • Sewerage and Drainage Services in New Zealand
  • Site Preparation Services in New Zealand
  • Waste Remediation and Materials Recovery Services in New Zealand
  • Water Supply in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • House lot and housing estate developments
  • Commercial developments
  • Apartments and other residential developments
  • Industrial developments and other
  • Chart: Land Development and Subdivision Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Low-density residential homebuyers and developers
  • Non-residential property developers and operators
  • High-density residential property developers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Land Development and Subdivision Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Land Development and Subdivision

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Land Development and Subdivision Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Land Development and Subdivision Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Land Development and Subdivision Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Marketing (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A grass verge beside a road.
  • Brownfield
  • Land that has previously been developed for industrial or commercial use that can be redeveloped for residential or commercial applications.
  • Greenfield
  • Undeveloped land that has not previously contained buildings and structures.
  • Property Development
  • The funding of land development and site preparation to improve the quality of land or buildings.
  • Section
  • A block of land.
  • Subdivision
  • The division of land in legal terms to allow for land to be divided for ownership by several entities and used for different purposes.
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