Over 61% of new personal insolvencies are in capital cities

Note: Displayed by Statistical Area Level 4

The Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA) released regional personal insolvency statistics for the September quarter 2019.

Over 61% of new personal insolvencies were in capital cities in the September quarter 2019.

September quarter 2019 regional personal insolvencies state by state

The Greater Sydney regions with the highest numbers of debtors entering personal insolvency were Campbelltown (NSW) (70), Penrith (68) and Wyong (66). In the rest of New South Wales, they were Wollongong (37), Newcastle (36) and Lake Macquarie - East (34).

The Greater Melbourne regions with the highest numbers of debtors entering personal insolvency were Wyndham (53), Whittlesea - Wallan (52) and Casey - South (50). In the rest of Victoria, they were Geelong (36), Ballarat (33) and Bendigo (22).

The Greater Brisbane regions with the highest numbers of debtors entering personal insolvency were Ipswich Inner (65), North Lakes (53) and Browns Plains (50). In the rest of Queensland, they were Ormeau - Oxenford (83), Toowoomba (81) and Townsville (77).

The Greater Adelaide regions with the highest numbers of debtors entering personal insolvency were Salisbury (47), Onkaparinga (42) and Playford (35). In the rest of South Australia, they were Murray and Mallee (16), Eyre Peninsula and South West (11) and Mid North (10).

The Greater Perth regions with the highest numbers of debtors entering personal insolvency were Wanneroo (79), Rockingham (67) and Swan (63). In the rest of Western Australia, they were Bunbury (39), Albany (23) and Goldfields (23).

The Greater Hobart regions with the highest numbers of debtors entering personal insolvency were Hobart - North West (14) and Hobart - North East (13). In the rest of Tasmania, they were Launceston (27), Burnie - Ulverstone (21) and Devonport (20).

The Greater Darwin region with the highest number of debtors entering personal insolvency was Palmerston (22). In the rest of Northern Territory, it was Alice Springs (11).

The Australian Capital Territory regions with the highest numbers of debtors entering personal insolvency were Tuggeranong (30), Belconnen (24) and Gungahlin (14).

If you have any further questions about this media release, or AFSA statistics, please contact the AFSA media team. Please note that AFSA does not provide commentary on the statistics themselves.