Personal insolvency statistics

We publish provisional quarterly and annual personal insolvency statistics on bankruptcies, debt agreements and personal insolvency agreements for all states and territories.

Download the data

This zip file contains the full set of quarterly personal insolvency statistics we have published for the September quarter 2017. Associated commentary and charts are drawn exclusively from this data set. Individual links to all tables packaged in the zip file are provided on this page.

Full data set:

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 this quarter.

For further information, see the Guide to personal insolvency statistics.

Quarterly statistics: September quarter 2017

State / territory Bankruptcies
(Parts IV and XI)
Debt agreements
(Part IX)
Personal insolvency agreements
(Part X)
Total personal insolvency activity
NSW 1,085 1,053 15 2,153
ACT 47 41 2 90
Vic 837 681 11 1,529
Qld 1,297 1,112 20 2,429
SA 298 206 6 510
NT 41 48 2 91
WA 480 507 14 1,001
Tas 122 92 2 216
Other 29 145 1 175
Total 4,236 3,885 73 8,194

Note 1: From the September quarter 2017, geographic coding of personal insolvency statistics follows a new method, and we have implemented a minor change in reporting personal insolvency agreements. Further details are available in the Guide to personal insolvency statistics.

Note 2: All the above figures refer to personal administrations under the Bankruptcy Act only (and not corporate insolvency).

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: Quarterly personal insolvency activity in Australia

Commentary

Read more about personal insolvency activity in the September quarter 2017: Quarterly statistics commentary.

Reports

Annual statistics

We publish annual statistics for personal insolvency, including bankruptcies, debt agreements and personal insolvency agreements.

Release schedule

We publish all statistics release dates in advance.

Further information

For further information about the statistics, see the Guide to personal insolvency statistics.

Verified personal insolvency statistics are available from the AFSA Annual Report. Verified figures are not subject to further revision unless an error is identified.