Business and non-business statistics

A breakdown of business and non-business personal insolvency statistics is published quarterly for bankrupts, debt agreement debtors and personal insolvency agreement debtors.

Download the data

This zip file contains the full set of business and non-business personal insolvency statistics we have published for the September quarter 2017. Associated commentary and charts are drawn exclusively from this data set. Individual links to all tables packaged in the file are provided on this page.

Break in series – September quarter 2017

From the September quarter 2017, geographic coding of personal insolvency statistics follows a new method. This change is a break in series for our statistical publications.

There is also a minor change in the reporting date used for personal insolvency agreements from this quarter.

For further information, see the Guide to business and non-business personal insolvency statistics.

Business related provisional personal insolvency activity
September quarter 2017

State / territory Number of bankrupts Number of debt agreement debtors Number of personal insolvency agreement debtors Total debtors
NSW 248 62 2 312
ACT 10 2 0 12
Vic 216 46 3 265
Qld 352 66 6 424
SA 57 9 0 66
NT 7 6 0 13
WA 151 43 6 200
Tas 23 11 0 34
Other 4 8 0 12
Total 1,068 253 17 1,338
Non-business related provisional personal insolvency activity
September quarter 2017
State / territory Number of bankrupts Number of debt agreement debtors Number of personal insolvency agreement debtors Total debtors
NSW 859 991 13 1,863
ACT 37 39 2 78
Vic 637 635 8 1,280
Qld 972 1,046 14 2,032
SA 252 197 7 456
NT 36 42 2 80
WA 347 464 9 820
Tas 103 81 2 186
Other 25 137 1 163
Total 3,268 3,632 58 6,958

Note 1: From the September quarter 2017, geographic coding of personal insolvency statistics follows a new method, and we have implemented a minor change in reporting personal insolvency agreements. Further details are available in the Guide to business and non-business personal insolvency statistics.

Note 2: All the above figures refer to personal administrations under the Bankruptcy Act only (and not corporate insolvency).

Note 3: A business related bankruptcy is defined as being one in which an individual's bankruptcy is directly related to his or her proprietary interest in a business.

Note 4: State/territory "Other" includes records where no address is stated or where the stated address is not in the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS).

Graph: Proportion of debtors with a business related personal insolvency in Australia*

* From the September quarter 2017, geographic coding of personal insolvency statistics follows a new method.

Commentary

Read more about debtors with a business related personal insolvency in the September quarter 2017: Commentary.

Reports

Note: We report the business and non-business personal insolvency statistics based on the number of debtors, not the number of administrations.  We treat insolvency proceedings involving two or more partners as one administration. The business and non-business statistics will generally be higher than statistics based on administrations, the quarterly personal insolvency statistics.

Further information

For further information about the statistics, see the Guide to business and non-business personal insolvency statistics.