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 March quarter 2018. 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 that quarter.

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

Business related provisional personal insolvency activity
March quarter 2018

State / territory Number of bankrupts Number of debt agreement debtors Number of personal insolvency agreement debtors Total debtors
NSW 241 75 6 322
ACT 9 6 0 15
Vic 185 47 0 232
Qld 332 72 6 410
SA 69 11 0 80
NT 14 1 0 15
WA 163 35 3 201
Tas 13 5 0 18
Other 5 0 0 5
Total 1,031 252 15 1,298
Non-business related provisional personal insolvency activity
March quarter 2018
State / territory Number of bankrupts Number of debt agreement debtors Number of personal insolvency agreement debtors Total debtors
NSW 923 1,144 6 2,073
ACT 28 60 0 88
Vic 541 598 9 1,148
Qld 976 924 8 1,908
SA 211 194 2 407
NT 27 45 0 72
WA 411 437 0 848
Tas 110 67 0 177
Other 20 4 0 24
Total 3,247 3,473 25 6,745

Note 1: All the above figures refer to personal administrations under the Bankruptcy Act only (and not corporate insolvency).

Note 2: 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 3: 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 March quarter 2018: 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.

Release schedule

We publish all statistics release dates in advance.

Further information

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