New South Wales

Quarterly regional personal insolvency statistics and analysis for New South Wales (NSW) regions in the June quarter 2018.

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  • For the regional statistics time series, see:

Key personal insolvency indicators, NSW, June quarter 2018

  Greater Sydney Rest of NSW NSW1
Total new debtors 1,445 958 2,403
New debtors per 100,000 population aged 18+2 38.5 46.5 41.2
% debtors with a business related personal insolvency 15.8% 14.7% 15.4%

1 GCCSA totals may not sum to the state total as the state total is inclusive of records not further classified under the ASGS.
2 Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016 Census of Population and Housing; data extracted 25/08/2017 using TableBuilder (dataset: 2016 Census - Cultural Diversity); Place of Usual Residence (PURP); State and GCCSA figures are summed from SA3. Note: ABS randomly adjust cells to avoid the release of confidential data. As such, state and GCCSA totals (summed from SA3) may not match ABS published totals.

Greater Sydney

Personal insolvency activity

There were 1,445 debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Sydney in the June quarter 2018. This number rose by 55 debtors or 4.0% from the March quarter 2018. Greater Sydney accounted for 60.1% of all new debtors in New South Wales in the June quarter 2018.

Highest numbers of new debtors by region, Greater Sydney, June quarter 2018

Region New debtors Debtors per 100,000 persons aged 18 years and older
Wyong 89 72.7
Penrith 78 74.9
Campbelltown (NSW) 71 60.2

There were 38.5 new insolvent debtors per 100,000 people aged 18 years and older in Greater Sydney in the June quarter 2018. This is lower than the New South Wales average of 41.2. The highest regional rate in Greater Sydney was in St Marys (85.9).

Business related personal insolvencies in Greater Sydney

There were 228 debtors who entered a new business related personal insolvency in Greater Sydney in the June quarter 2018. This number rose by 37 debtors or 19.4% from the March quarter 2018. The largest numbers of debtors entering a business related personal insolvency in Greater Sydney were in:

  • Bringelly - Green Valley (14 debtors)
  • Blacktown - North (12 debtors)
  • Wyong (12 debtors).

Rest of New South Wales

Personal insolvency activity

There were 958 debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in rest of New South Wales in the June quarter 2018. This number fell by 47 debtors or 4.7% from the March quarter 2018. Rest of New South Wales accounted for 39.9% of all new debtors in New South Wales in the June quarter 2018.

Highest numbers of new debtors by region, rest of New South Wales, June quarter 2018

Region New debtors Debtors per 100,000 persons aged 18 years and older
Newcastle 49 37.4
Lake Macquarie - East 46 49.2
Shoalhaven 44 55.1

There were 46.5 new insolvent debtors per 100,000 people aged 18 years and older in rest of New South Wales in the June quarter 2018. This is higher than the New South Wales average of 41.2. The highest regional rate in rest of New South Wales was in Moree - Narrabri (78.4).

Business related personal insolvencies in rest of New South Wales

There were 141 debtors who entered a new business related personal insolvency in rest of New South Wales in the June quarter 2018. This number rose by 10 debtors or 7.6% from the March quarter 2018. The largest numbers of debtors entering a business related personal insolvency in rest of New South Wales were in:

  • Port Stephens (10 debtors)
  • Coffs Harbour (7 debtors)
  • Dubbo (7 debtors)
  • Lake Macquarie - West (7 debtors)
  • Wagga Wagga (7 debtors).