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.

 
  • There were 6,006 new personal insolvencies in the September quarter 2019. These were comprised of:
    • 3,692 bankruptcies
    • 2,266 debt agreements
    • 48 personal insolvency agreements.
  • Bankruptcies in the September quarter 2019 were at their lowest level since the March quarter 1995.

Download the data

This zip file contains the full set of quarterly personal insolvency statistics we have published for the September 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: 

Break in series – September quarter 2019

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.

Media release

You can read our commentary for this quarter in our media release.

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