Queensland

Quarterly regional personal insolvency statistics and analysis for Queensland (Qld) regions in the June quarter 2018.

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Key personal insolvency indicators, Queensland, June quarter 2018

  Greater Brisbane Rest of Qld Qld1
Total new debtors 1,128 1,314 2,442
New debtors per 100,000 population aged 18+2 64.8 70.7 67.6
% debtors with a business related personal insolvency 17.4% 17.4% 17.4%

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 Brisbane

Personal insolvency activity

There were 1,128 debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Brisbane in the June quarter 2018. This number rose by 38 debtors or 3.5% from the March quarter 2018. Greater Brisbane accounted for 46.2% of all new debtors in Queensland in the June quarter 2018.

Highest numbers of new debtors by region, Greater Brisbane, June quarter 2018

Region New debtors Debtors per 100,000 persons aged 18 years and older
Springfield - Redbank 79 136.6
Browns Plains 71 124.3
North Lakes 64 125.4

There were 64.8 new insolvent debtors per 100,000 people aged 18 years and older in Greater Brisbane in the June quarter 2018. This is lower than the Queensland average of 67.6. For the third consecutive quarter, the highest regional rate in Greater Brisbane was in Springfield - Redbank (136.6).

Business related personal insolvencies in Greater Brisbane

There were 196 debtors who entered a new business related personal insolvency in Greater Brisbane in the June quarter 2018. This number rose by 18 debtors or 10.1% from the March quarter 2018. The largest numbers of debtors entering a business related personal insolvency in Greater Brisbane were in:

  • Browns Plains (10 debtors)
  • Ipswich Hinterland (10 debtors)
  • Chermside (9 debtors)
  • Cleveland - Stradbroke (9 debtors).

Rest of Queensland

Personal insolvency activity

There were 1,314 debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in rest of Queensland in the June quarter 2018. This number rose by 86 debtors or 7.0% from the March quarter 2018. Rest of Queensland accounted for 53.8% of all new debtors in Queensland in the June quarter 2018.

Highest numbers of new debtors by region, rest of Queensland, June quarter 2018

Region New debtors Debtors per 100,000 persons aged 18 years and older
Townsville 128 90.4
Ormeau - Oxenford 104 120.4
Mackay 79 91.3

There were 70.7 new insolvent debtors per 100,000 people aged 18 years and older in rest of Queensland in the June quarter 2018. This is higher than the Queensland average of 67.6. The highest regional rate in rest of Queensland was in Gladstone (124.0).

Business related personal insolvencies in rest of Queensland

There were 228 debtors who entered a new business related personal insolvency in rest of Queensland in the June quarter 2018. This number fell by four debtors or 1.7% from the March quarter 2018. The largest numbers of debtors entering a business related personal insolvency in rest of Queensland were in:

  • Toowoomba (16 debtors)
  • Townsville (16 debtors)
  • Mackay (15 debtors).