New South Wales

Quarterly regional personal insolvency statistics and analysis for New South Wales (NSW) in the December quarter 2016.

Regional personal insolvency statistics for New South Wales (NSW) December quarter 2016

Please note: Maps are based on ABS statistical geography boundaries.

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Personal insolvency activity

Greater Sydney

The number of debtors who entered a personal insolvency in Greater Sydney fell 8.4% in the December quarter 2016 compared to the September quarter 2016. The main contributor to the fall was Wyong.

Noting that small numbers can exaggerate percentage changes, the largest quarterly movements (in percentage terms) in the December quarter 2016 compared to the September quarter 2016 were:

  • Hawkesbury had the biggest rise in new debtors
  • Baulkham Hills had the biggest fall.

The regions with the highest number of new debtors in the December quarter 2016 were:

  • Campbelltown (87 debtors)
  • Gosford (62 debtors)
  • Penrith (56 debtors).

These regions had higher proportions of debtors in the adult population than the Greater Sydney average in the December quarter 2016.

The region with the highest proportion of debtors in the adult population in Greater Sydney in the December quarter 2016 was Campbelltown.

Rest of NSW

The number of debtors who entered a personal insolvency in rest of NSW fell 5.8% in the December quarter 2016 compared to the September quarter 2016. The main contributor to the fall was Lake Macquarie - West.

Noting that small numbers can exaggerate percentage changes, the largest quarterly movements (in percentage terms) in the December quarter 2016 compared to the September quarter 2016 were:

  • Dubbo had the biggest rise in new debtors
  • Moree - Narrabri had the biggest fall.

The regions with the highest numbers of new debtors in the December quarter 2016 were:

  • Lower Hunter (43 debtors)
  • Tamworth - Gunnedah (43 debtors)
  • Newcastle (43 debtors).

Except for Newcastle, these regions had higher proportions of debtors in the adult population than the rest of NSW average in the December quarter 2016.

The region with the highest proportion of debtors in the adult population in rest of NSW in the December quarter 2016 was Snowy Mountains.

Business related personal insolvencies

Greater Sydney

The number of debtors who entered a business related personal insolvency in Greater Sydney fell 15.6% in the December quarter 2016 compared to the September quarter 2016. The main contributors to the fall were Sydney Inner City and Wyong.
The regions with the highest number of debtors who entered a business related personal insolvency in the December quarter 2016 were:

  • Gosford (13 debtors)
  • Wyong (10 debtors)
  • Warringah (10 debtors).

Rest of NSW

The number of debtors who entered a business related personal insolvency in rest of NSW fell 10.8% in the December quarter 2016 compared to the September quarter 2016. The main contributor to the fall in rest of NSW was Kiama - Shellharbour.
The regions with the highest number of debtors who entered a business related personal insolvency in the December quarter 2016 were:

  • Coffs Harbour (8 debtors)
  • Tweed Valley (8 debtors).