New South Wales

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

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  • For the regional statistics time series, see:

Key personal insolvency indicators, NSW, March quarter 2018

  Greater Sydney Rest of NSW NSW1
Total new debtors 1,390 1,005 2,395
New debtors per 100,000 population aged 18+2 37.0 48.8 41.1
% debtors with a business related personal insolvency 13.7% 13.0% 13.4%

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 1,390 debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Sydney in the March quarter 2018. This number rose by 70 debtors or 5.3% from the December quarter 2017. Greater Sydney accounted for 58.0% of all new debtors in New South Wales in the March quarter 2018.

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

Region New debtors Debtors per 100,000 persons aged 18 years and older
Campbelltown (NSW) 81 68.7
Wyong 77 62.9
Mount Druitt 74 92.8

There were 37.0 new insolvent debtors per 100,000 people aged 18 years and older in Greater Sydney in the March quarter 2018. This is lower than the New South Wales average of 41.1. The highest regional rate in Greater Sydney was in Mount Druitt (92.8).

Business related personal insolvencies in Greater Sydney

There were 191 debtors who entered a new business-related personal insolvency in Greater Sydney in the March quarter 2018. This is a fall of six debtors or 3.0% from the December quarter 2017.  The largest numbers of debtors entering a business-related personal insolvency in Greater Sydney in the March quarter 2018 were in:

  • Sydney Inner City (13 debtors)
  • Kogarah - Rockdale (12 debtors)
  • Campbelltown (NSW) (10 debtors)
  • Eastern Suburbs - South (10 debtors).

Rest of New South Wales

Personal insolvency activity

There were 1,005 debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in rest of New South Wales in the March quarter 2018. This number rose by 92 or 10.1% from the December quarter 2017. Rest of New South Wales accounted for 42.0% of all new debtors in New South Wales in the March quarter 2018.

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

Region New debtors Debtors per 100,000 persons aged 18 years and older
Newcastle 54 41.2
Coffs Harbour 45 67.0
Wagga Wagga 44 61.8

There were 48.8 new insolvent debtors per 100,000 people aged 18 years and older in rest of New South Wales in the March quarter 2018. This is higher than the New South Wales average of 41.1. Upper Hunter recorded the highest regional rate (84.3) in the March quarter 2018.

Business related personal insolvencies in rest of New South Wales

There were 131 debtors who entered a new business-related personal insolvency in rest of New South Wales in the March quarter 2018. This is a rise of 25 debtors or 23.6% from the December quarter 2017. The largest numbers of debtors entering a new business-related personal insolvency in rest of New South Wales in March quarter 2018 were in:

  • Newcastle (8 debtors)
  • Port Macquarie    (7 debtors)
  • Tweed Valley (7 debtors)
  • Wagga Wagga (7 debtors).