Electrical Services in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld

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The industry's solid growth prospects are supported by strengthening consumer and business confidence and growth in the new housing and commercial building construction markets. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on Electrical Services industry in Australia.

IBISWorld Market Research

IBISWorld Market Research

Industry profitability has narrowed over the past five years due to intensely competitive conditions across building markets.

Operators in the Electrical Services industry in Australia have faced challenging market conditions over the past five years, with the fallout from the global financial crisis causing weak demand in the housing and commercial building markets. However, some industry contractors managed to secure lucrative contracts from the unprecedented investment into mining-related structures and public capital expenditure programs. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Anthony Kelly, “Federal Government road projects and school refurbishment programs generated demand for electrical services, as did the reconstruction effort in the aftermath of the 2010-11 Queensland floods.” However, the subsequent winding back of public stimulus spending over the past few years has dampened demand for industry services.

Industry revenue is projected to grow by an annualised 1.2% over the five years through 2014-15, to total $19.3 billion. This includes growth of 1.5% in 2014-15, driven by improved investment into the housing market and ongoing maintenance activity on commercial and industrial premises. “Demand conditions are currently deteriorating in the infrastructure market with the winding back of investment into mining and electric power projects,” says Kelly. Industry profit margins have narrowed over the past five years due to intensely competitive conditions across building markets and growth in labour costs associated with skill shortages, particularly in Western Australia and Queensland. The number of industry enterprises is expected to increase at an annualised 0.5% over the five years through 2014-15, while the total industry workforce is expected to grow at an annualised 0.7% to 141,000 people. The industry displays a low level of market share concentration.

The industry's solid growth prospects are being supported by strengthening consumer and business confidence and continued growth in the new housing and commercial building construction markets. Conversely, demand for installation services in the industrial and engineering markets is projected to deteriorate as major energy and resource projects are completed and new projects are deferred due to slower growth in China and other major trade partners. Skills shortages are expected to be addressed over the next five years, assisting Electrical Services industry cost structures and growth.

For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Electrical Services industry in Australia report page.

This industry consists of contractors that install electrical wiring or fittings in buildings or other construction projects. Operators in the industry are also involved in the repair and maintenance of existing electrical equipment and fixtures.

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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

Industry Performance
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle
Products & Markets
Supply Chain
Products & Services
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

About IBISWorld Inc.
Recognised as the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every Australian industry. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Melbourne, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organisations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.ibisworld.com.au or call (03) 9655 3886.

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