Annual statistics for 2020–21

We publish annual statistics on a financial year basis for personal insolvency, including bankruptcies, debt agreements and personal insolvency agreements.

  • Total personal insolvencies fell by 49.6% in 2020–21 compared to 2019–20. By type of personal insolvency:
    • bankruptcies fell by 46.7%
    • debt agreements fell by 54.2%
    • personal insolvency agreements fell by 46.7%.
  • There were 10,621 new personal insolvencies in 2020–21. There were falls in all states and territories.
  • There were 6,792 bankruptcies in 2002–21. There were falls in all states and territories.
  • Debt agreements fell to 3,731 in 2020–21. There were falls in all states and territories.
  • There were 89 personal insolvency agreements in Australia in 2020–21. There were falls in all states and territories.

Full report

For the full version of these statistics, see: 

Further information

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