Media release: Regional personal insolvency statistics – September quarter 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Regional personal insolvency statistics for the September quarter 2017

The Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA) released regional personal insolvency statistics for the September quarter 2017.

There were 8,296 debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in the September quarter 2017 in Australia. Of these, 5,047 debtors or 60.8% were located in greater capital cities.

New South Wales

There were 1,310 debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Sydney in the September quarter 2017. The regions with the highest number of debtors were Wyong (87), Campbelltown (86) and Mount Druitt (72).

There were 864 debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in rest of New South Wales in the September quarter 2017. The regions with the highest number of debtors were Newcastle (56), Wagga Wagga (44) and Shoalhaven (43).

Victoria

There were 1,144 debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Melbourne in the September quarter 2017. The regions with the highest number of debtors were Wyndham (105), Whittlesea - Wallan (81) and Casey - South (71).

There were 401 debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in rest of Victoria in the September quarter 2017. The regions with the highest number of debtors were Geelong (43), Ballarat (38) and Bendigo (37).

Queensland

There were 1,154 debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Brisbane in the September quarter 2017. The regions with the highest number of debtors were Ipswich Inner (78), Browns Plains (76) and Springfield - Redbank (72).

There were 1,302 debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in rest of Queensland in the September quarter 2017. The regions with the highest number of debtors were Townsville (126), Ormeau - Oxenford (109) and Toowoomba (86).

South Australia

There were 383 debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Adelaide in the September quarter 2017. The regions with the highest number of debtors were Onkaparinga (64), Salisbury (57) and Playford (48).

There were 139 debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in rest of South Australia in the September quarter 2017. The regions with the highest number of debtors were Murray and Mallee (36), Limestone Coast (23) and Fleurieu - Kangaroo Island (20).

Western Australia

There were 833 debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Perth in the September quarter 2017. The regions with the highest number of debtors were Wanneroo (116), Rockingham (89) and Swan (79).

There were 187 debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in rest of Western Australia in the September quarter 2017. The regions with the highest number of debtors were Bunbury (48), Goldfields (27) and Wheat Belt - North (21).

Tasmania

There were 74 debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Hobart in the September quarter 2017. The regions with the highest number of debtors were Hobart - North East (25), Hobart - North West (23) and Hobart - South and West (9).

There were 146 debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in rest of Tasmania in the September quarter 2017. The regions with the highest number of debtors were Launceston (47), Burnie - Ulverstone (28) and Devonport (22).

Northern Territory

There were 59 debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Darwin in the September quarter 2017. The regions with the highest number of debtors were Darwin Suburbs (23), Palmerston (20) and Darwin City (9).

There were 33 debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in rest of Northern Territory in the September quarter 2017. The regions with the highest number of debtors were Alice Springs (17), Katherine (8) and Daly - Tiwi - West Arnhem (5).

Australian Capital Territory

In the September quarter 2017, there were 90 debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in the Australian Capital Territory. The regions with the highest number of debtors were Belconnen (23), Tuggeranong (23) and Gungahlin (22).

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