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Hunter builders among nation's busiest

Media release

Hunter builders among nation's busiest

Media release
"Three Hunter based builders once again in the top 100 of Australia’s largest residential builders,” stated Craig Jennion, HIA Executive Director, Hunter.

The annual HIA-COLORBOND® steel Housing 100 report ranks Australia’s largest 100 residential builders based on the number of homes commenced each year.

“Continuing its place at the top of the ladder, Hunter based MJH Group (NXT Building Group) were recognised as the third largest home builder in Australia with 2,865 starts in 2022/23. This included building 2,416 detached houses, making them the third largest builder for this type of home, and third on the list of the largest semi-detached dwelling builders nationally, with 449 starts.

“MJH Group, which trades predominantly in NSW as McDonald Jones Homes and Mojo Homes, also retained its established mantle as the #1 home builder in NSW with 1,228 starts during 2022/23.

“With 236 starts, Belmont based Montgomery Homes, moved up the national list 10 spots to be ranked the 56th nationally and 16th largest in NSW.

“Placed 76th nationally, and on the list for the second consecutive year, was Heatherbrae based Hunter Homes with 141 starts, consisting of 130 houses and 11 multi-units,” said Mr Jennion.

The key highlights from this year’s HIA-COLORBOND® steel Housing 100 report 2022/23 shows that the largest 100 residential builders:

  • Businesses on this year’s list built 17,143 fewer homes than businesses last year’s list. This equates to a decline of 23 per cent.
  • Homes built by the largest 100 builders in 2022/23 accounted for a slightly smaller share of the new home market compared to the previous year, with market share declining from 36 per cent to 33 per cent.
  • The top 10 largest builders account for a little over 40 per cent of homes built by the businesses on the list, and the top 20 largest account for around 60 per cent. These shares are comparable with previous years.
  • Despite the market downturn, over a quarter of businesses on the list reported starting work on more homes in 2022/23 than they did in the previous year.

Largest 20 Home Builders

Source: HIA Economics

New South Wales 2022/23

Source: HIA Economics

For more information please contact:

Craig Jennion

Executive Director - Hunter
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