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 June quarter 2018. Associated commentary and graphs 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 see the Guide to business and non-business personal insolvency statistics.

Business related provisional personal insolvency activity
June quarter 2018

State / territory Number of bankrupts Number of debt agreement debtors Number of personal insolvency agreement debtors Total debtors
NSW 309 55 5 369
ACT 12 4 0 16
Vic 219 54 4 277
Qld 362 58 4 424
SA 69 14 1 84
NT 10 2 0 12
WA 201 40 1 242
Tas 20 5 0 25
Other 11 0 0 11
Total 1,213 232 15 1,460
Non-business related provisional personal insolvency activity
June quarter 2018
State / territory Number of bankrupts Number of debt agreement debtors Number of personal insolvency agreement debtors Total debtors
NSW 970 1,053 11 2,034
ACT 36 51 0 87
Vic 536 617 2 1,155
Qld 971 1,035 12 2,018
SA 235 173 5 413
NT 41 44 0 85
WA 387 427 10 824
Tas 87 85 0 172
Other 20 7 0 27
Total 3,283 3,492 40 6,815

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 June 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.