We publish quarterly and annual personal insolvency statistics on bankruptcies, debt agreements and personal insolvency agreements for all states and territories.
- There were 5,198 new personal insolvencies in the December quarter 2019. These were comprised of:
- 3,385 bankruptcies
- 1,778 debt agreements
- 35 personal insolvency agreements.
- Bankruptcies in the December quarter 2019 were at their lowest level since the December quarter 1994.
This zip file contains the full set of quarterly personal insolvency statistics we have published for the December quarter 2019. Associated commentary and graphs 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:
The Bankruptcy Amendment (Debt Agreement Reform) Act 2018 received Royal Assent on Thursday 27 September 2018. The majority of the amendments commenced on 27 June 2019. These reforms are a break in series for our statistical publications.
For more information, see Debt agreements law reform – Statistics.
You can read our commentary for this quarter in our media release.
We publish annual statistics for personal insolvency, including bankruptcies, debt agreements and personal insolvency agreements.
We publish all statistics release dates in advance.
For further information about the statistics, see the Guide to personal insolvency statistics.