Australian Capital Territory

Quarterly regional personal insolvency statistics and analysis for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) in the December quarter 2016.

Regional personal insolvency statistics for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) December quarter 2016

Please note: Maps are based on ABS statistical geography boundaries.

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Commentary

Personal insolvency activity

The number of debtors who entered a personal insolvency in the ACT fell 16.2% in the December quarter 2016 compared to the September quarter 2016. The main contributor to the fall was Belconnen.

Noting that small numbers can exaggerate percentage changes, the largest quarterly movements (in percentage terms) in the December quarter 2016 compared to the September quarter 2016 were:

  • Cotter - Namadgi had the biggest (and only) rise in new debtors
  • Belconnen had the biggest fall.

The regions with the highest number of new debtors in the December quarter 2016 were:

  • Gungahlin (22 debtors)
  • Tuggeranong (22 debtors)
  •  Belconnen (17 debtors).

Regions with higher proportions of debtors in the adult population than the ACT average in the December quarter 2016 included:

  • Cotter - Namadgi
  • Gungahlin
  • South Canberra
  • Tuggeranong.

The region with the highest proportion of debtors in the adult population in the ACT was Cotter – Namadgi, although this region has a small population by comparison with most others in the ACT.

Business related personal insolvencies

Noting that small numbers can exaggerate changes, the number of debtors who entered a business related personal insolvency in the ACT fell 13.3% in the December quarter 2016 compared to the September quarter 2016. There were 13 debtors who entered a business related personal insolvency in the December quarter 2016, compared to 15 debtors in the September quarter 2016.

The regions with the highest number of debtors who entered a business related personal insolvency in the December quarter 2016 were:

  • Gungahlin (4 debtors)
  • North Canberra (3 debtors).