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 March quarter 2018. 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 that quarter.

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

Quarterly statistics: March quarter 2018

State / territory Bankruptcies
(Parts IV and XI)
Debt agreements
(Part IX)
Personal insolvency agreements
(Part X)
Total personal insolvency activity
NSW 1,141 1,219 12 2,372
ACT 36 66 0 102
Vic 707 645 8 1,360
Qld 1,262 996 13 2,271
SA 272 205 1 478
NT 40 46 0 86
WA 545 472 3 1,020
Tas 120 72 0 192
Other 25 4 0 29
Total 4,148 3,725 37 7,910

Note 1: All the above figures refer to personal administrations under the Bankruptcy Act only (and not corporate insolvency).

Note 2: 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


Read more about personal insolvency activity in the March quarter 2018: Quarterly statistics commentary.


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.