Annual statistics

We publish annual statistics for personal insolvency, including bankruptcies, debt agreements and personal insolvency agreements.
  • Total personal insolvencies fell by 23.3% in 2019–20 compared to 2018–19. By type of personal insolvency:
    • bankruptcies fell by 18.8%
    • debt agreements fell by 29.5%
    • personal insolvency agreements fell by 8.3%.
  • There were 20,762 new personal insolvencies in 2019–20. There were falls in all states and territories.
  • There were 12,450 bankruptcies in 2019–20. There were falls in all states and territories.
  • Debt agreements fell to 8,147 in 2019–20. There were falls in all states and territories.
  • There were 165 personal insolvency agreements in Australia in 2019–20. There were falls in New South Wales, Western Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory.

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.