Annual statistics

We publish annual statistics for personal insolvency, including bankruptcies, debt agreements and personal insolvency agreements.
  • Total personal insolvencies fell by 15.1% in 2018–19 compared to 2017–18. By type of personal insolvency:
    • bankruptcies fell by 8.8%
    • debt agreements fell by 22.1%
    • personal insolvency agreements fell by 15.9%.
       
  • There were 27,058 new personal insolvencies in 2018–19. There were falls in all states and territories.
     
  • There were 15,329 bankruptcies in 2018–19. There were falls in all states and territories except Western Australia.
     
  • Debt agreements fell to 11,549 in 2018–19 from their record high last financial year. There were falls in all states and territories.
     
  • There were 180 personal insolvency agreements in Australia in 2018–19. There were falls in all states and territories except Australian Capital Territory, Western Australia and Tasmania.
     

Full report

For the full version of these statistics, see: 

Further information

For further information on these statistics, please read the Guide to provisional personal insolvency statistics.