Regional statistics

Quarterly regional personal insolvency statistics.

New debtors, March quarter 2021

In the March quarter 2021, the number of people who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Sydney rose by 31 (6.9%) to 479; Wyong (38) was the region with the most people. The rest of New South Wales rose by 29 (9.7%) to 327; Lake Macquarie - East (20) was the region with the most people.

In the March quarter 2021, the number of people who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Melbourne rose by 10 (3.6%) to 287; Wyndham (25) was the region with the most people. The rest of Victoria rose by 11 (10.6%) to 115; Geelong (16) was the region with the most people.

In the March quarter 2021, the number of people who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Brisbane rose by 10 (3.0%) to 346; Browns Plains (20) was the region with the most people. The rest of Queensland fell by 30 (-7.1%) to 394; Townsville (37) was the region with the most people.

In the March quarter 2021, the number of people who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Adelaide rose by 9 (8.3%) to 117; Playford (22) was the region with the most people. The rest of South Australia rose by 12 (33.3%) to 48; Eyre Peninsula and South West (10) was the region with the most people.

In the March quarter 2021, the number of people who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Perth rose by 28 (13.3%) to 238; Swan (23) was the region with the most people. The rest of Western Australia rose by 8 (18.2%) to 52; Bunbury (11) was the region with the most people.

In the March quarter 2021, the number of people who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Hobart fell by 3 (-12.5%) to 21; Hobart - North West (7) was the region with the most people. The rest of Tasmania fell by 1 (-2.9%) to 33; Devonport (8) was the region with the most people.

In the March quarter 2021, the number of people who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Darwin rose by 9 (90.0%) to 19; Darwin Suburbs (6) was the region with the most people. The rest of Northern Territory rose by 3 (60.0%) to 8; Alice Springs (3) and Katherine (3) were the regions with the most people.

In the March quarter 2021, the number of people who entered a new personal insolvency in Australian Capital Territory rose by 9 (42.9%) to 30; Tuggeranong (8) were the regions with the most people.

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Changes to regional statistics

We have introduced minor revisions to our quarterly time series on personal insolvencies. Most of these revisions affect the date that we report bankruptcies by sequestration order (involuntary bankruptcies). Previously, we reported on these matters when we became aware of them. We now report them based on the date that the court granted a sequestration order. This is consistent with how we report our other types of personal insolvency.

The new Bankruptcy Online system commenced on 2 January 2020 and introduced changes to the Statement of Affairs form. We revised regional statistics time series in March quarter 2020. We will publish archived historical time series using the old method until March quarter 2021.

For more information, see changes to regional statistics.

Media release

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

Full reports

To access the collection of the quarterly statistics excel reports, see Quarterly regional personal insolvency statistics reports.

Regional statistics release schedule

We publish all statistics release dates in advance.

Further information

For further information about the statistics, see the Guide to quarterly regional statistics.