Queensland

Quarterly regional personal insolvency statistics and analysis for Queensland (Qld) regions in the September quarter 2017.

Reports

Break in series – personal insolvency statistics

From the September quarter 2017, geographic coding of personal insolvency statistics follows a new method. There is also a minor change in the reporting date used for personal insolvency agreements from this quarter. These changes are breaks in series for our statistical publications. For further details see the Guide to quarterly regional statistics.

Key personal insolvency indicators, Queensland, September quarter 2017

  Greater Brisbane Rest of Qld Qld1
Total new debtors 1,154 1,302 2,456
New debtors per 100,000 population aged 18+2 66.3 70.1 68.0
% debtors with a business related personal insolvency 15.1% 19.2% 17.3%

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 1,154 debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Brisbane in the September quarter 2017. Greater Brisbane accounted for 47.0% of all new debtors in Queensland in the September quarter 2017.

Highest numbers of new debtors by region, Greater Brisbane, September quarter 2017

Region New debtors Debtors per 100,000 persons aged 18 years and older
Ipswich Inner 78 101.1
Browns Plains 76 133.0
Springfield - Redbank 72 124.5

There were 66.3 new insolvent debtors per 100,000 people aged 18 years and older in Greater Brisbane. This is lower than the Queensland average of 68.0. The highest regional rate in Greater Brisbane was in Browns Plains (133.0).

Business related personal insolvencies in Greater Brisbane

There were 174 debtors who entered a new business-related personal insolvency in Greater Brisbane in the September quarter 2017. The largest numbers of debtors entering a business-related personal insolvency in Greater Brisbane in the September quarter 2017 were in:

  • Browns Plains (11 debtors)
  • Ipswich Inner (9 debtors)
  • Cleveland - Stradbroke (9 debtors).

Rest of Queensland

Personal insolvency activity

There were 1,302 debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in rest of Queensland in the September quarter 2017. Rest of Queensland accounted for 53.0% of all new debtors in Queensland in the September quarter 2017.

Highest numbers of new debtors by region, rest of Queensland, September quarter 2017

Region New debtors Debtors per 100,000 persons aged 18 years and older
Townsville 126 89.0
Ormeau - Oxenford 109 126.2
Toowoomba 86 76.2

There were 70.1 new insolvent debtors per 100,000 people aged 18 years and older in rest of Queensland. This is higher than the Queensland average of 68.0. The highest regional rate in rest of Queensland was in Gladstone (130.6).

Business related personal insolvencies in rest of Queensland

There were 250 debtors who entered a new business-related personal insolvency in rest of Queensland in the September quarter 2017. The largest numbers of debtors entering a new business-related personal insolvency in rest of Queensland in the September quarter 2017 were in:

  • Ormeau - Oxenford (23 debtors)
  • Townsville (17 debtors)
  • Mackay (16 debtors).