Commentary: September quarter 2017 PPSR quarterly statistics

Read more about searches and registrations on the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) in the September quarter 2017.

Searches on the PPSR

Number of searches on the PPSR by quarter

There were 2,239,460 searches conducted on the PPSR in the September quarter 2017. This represents a year-on-year increase of 71,024 searches (or 3.3%) compared to the September quarter 2016, when there were 2,168,436 searches on the PPSR.

The number of searches conducted on the PPSR in the September quarter 2017 fell 0.2% compared to the June quarter 2017.

Searches on the PPSR by type September quarter 2017

The most common type of search in the September quarter 2017 was by serial number. In the September quarter 2017, 52.9% of searches on the PPSR were by serial number. In percentage terms, the profile of searches by type remains very similar to that in the June quarter 2017.

Registrations on the PPSR

New registrations on the PPSR

There were 506,601 non-transitional registrations created on the PPSR in the September quarter 2017. The number of non-transitional registrations created in the September quarter 2017 fell 5.6% compared to the September quarter 2016, when there were 536,847 non-transitional registrations created. The number of non-transitional registrations created in the September quarter 2017 fell 5.9% compared to the June quarter 2017.

New, non-transitional registrations on the PPSR

Current PPSR registrations by collateral class at 30 September 2017

At 30 September 2017, there were 9,599,612 current registrations on the PPSR.

Motor vehicle is the most common type of collateral class of registrations on the PPSR. At 30 September 2017, there were 4,697,799 current registrations on the PPSR with a motor vehicle collateral class. This was 48.9% of total current registrations. This proportion is down in year-on-year terms from 49.5% at 30 September 2016, and fell slightly from 49.2% at 30 June 2017.

Transactions on the PPSR to create, amend or discharge registrations

During the September quarter 2017 there were:

  • 513,536 registrations created; 506,601 of these were non-transitional registrations
  • 357,921 registrations amended
  • 381,410 registrations discharged or removed from the PPSR.

The 513,536 registrations created on the PPSR in the September quarter 2017 is a fall of 5.9% from the 545,592 registrations created in the June quarter 2017. The 357,921 registrations amended on the PPSR in the September quarter 2017 is a rise of 30.7% from the 273,947 registrations amended in the June quarter 2017.

Activity regarding PPSR registrations by quarter