Regional statistics

Quarterly regional personal insolvency statistics.

New debtors, March quarter 2020

In the March quarter 2020, debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Sydney rose by 27 (2.8%) to 977; Penrith (64) was the region with the most new debtors. The rest of New South Wales fell by 40 (-6.7%) to 558; Newcastle (33) was the region with the most new debtors.

In the March quarter 2020, debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Melbourne rose by 34 (4.7%) to 750; Wyndham (70) was the region with the most new debtors. The rest of Victoria rose by 20 (8.4%) to 258; Geelong (50) was the region with the most new debtors.

In the March quarter 2020, debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Brisbane rose by 69 (9.8%) to 774; Springfield - Redbank (54) was the region with the most new debtors. The rest of Queensland rose by 20 (2.6%) to 794; Ormeau - Oxenford (82) was the region with the most new debtors.

In the March quarter 2020, debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Adelaide rose by 19 (8.5%) to 242; Salisbury (40) was the region with the most new debtors. The rest of South Australia rose by four (5.1%) to 82; Murray and Mallee (21) was the region with the most new debtors.

In the March quarter 2020, debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Perth fell by six (-1.0%) to 599; Wanneroo (81) was the region with the most new debtors. The rest of Western Australia fell by 23 (-18.0%) to 105; Bunbury (18) was the region with the most new debtors.

In the March quarter 2020, debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Hobart rose by 10 (22.7%) to 54; Hobart - North West (15) was the region with the most new debtors. The rest of Tasmania rose by three (4.5%) to 69; Launceston (20) was the region with the most new debtors.

In the March quarter 2020, debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Darwin fell by six (-12.8%) to 41; Palmerston (20) was the region with the most new debtors. The rest of Northern Territory fell by five (-35.7%) to nine; Alice Springs (four) was the region with the most new debtors.

In the March quarter 2020, debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Australian Capital Territory fell by 12 (-17.4%) to 57; Gungahlin (15) was the region with the most new debtors.

Download the data

This zip file contains the full set of regional personal insolvency statistics we have published for the current quarter. 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 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.

Changes to regional statistics

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

We have revised regional statistics time series from September quarter 2007. We will publish archived historical time series using the old method until March quarter 2021.

For more information, see changes to regional statistics.

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.