Regional statistics

Quarterly regional personal insolvency statistics.

New debtors, December quarter 2019


Note: Displayed by Statistical Area Level 4

In the December quarter 2019, debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Sydney fell by 126 (-11.7%) to 950; Mount Druitt (60) was the region with the most new debtors. The rest of New South Wales fell by 116 (-16.2%) to 598; Newcastle (46) was the region with the most new debtors.

In the December quarter 2019, debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Melbourne fell by 48 (-6.3%) to 716; Wyndham (59) was the region with the most new debtors. The rest of Victoria fell by 37 (-13.4%) to 239; Ballarat (26) was the region with the most new debtors.

In the December quarter 2019, debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Brisbane fell by 106 (-13.1%) to 705; North Lakes (53) was the region with the most new debtors. The rest of Queensland fell by 210 (-21.3%) to 774; Townsville (74) was the region with the most new debtors.

In the December quarter 2019, debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Adelaide fell by 46 (-17.1%) to 223; Salisbury (35) was the region with the most new debtors. The rest of South Australia fell by one (-1.3%) to 78; Murray and Mallee (14) was the region with the most new debtors.

In the December quarter 2019, debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Perth fell by 27 (-4.3%) to 605; Wanneroo (87) was the region with the most new debtors. The rest of Western Australia fell by 39 (-23.2%) to 129; Bunbury (31) was the region with the most new debtors.

In the December quarter 2019, debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Hobart fell by 12 (-21.4%) to 44; Hobart - North West (16) was the region with the most new debtors. The rest of Tasmania fell by 28 (-29.8%) to 66; Launceston (18) was the region with the most new debtors.

In the December quarter 2019, debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Darwin rose by two (4.4%) to 47; Palmerston (21) was the region with the most new debtors. The rest of Northern Territory fell by 10 (-41.7%) to 14; Katherine (seven) was the region with the most new debtors.

In the December quarter 2019, debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Australian Capital Territory fell by 10 (-12.7%) to 69; Belconnen (21) was the region with the most new debtors.

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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.

Upcoming changes to business and non-business statistics

The new Bankruptcy Online system commenced on 2 January 2020 and introduced changes to the Statement of Affairs form. This will change the way we calculate and publish personal insolvency statistics from the March quarter 2020.

For more information, see Upcoming changes to business and non-business statistics.

Full reports

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

Regional statistics release schedule

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Further information

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