Regional statistics

Quarterly regional personal insolvency statistics.

New debtors, September quarter 2020

In the September quarter 2020, debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Sydney fell by 224 (-27.8%) to 582; Campbelltown (NSW) (32) was the region with the most new debtors. The rest of New South Wales fell by 105 (-24.7%) to 320; Newcastle (22) was the region with the most new debtors.

In the September quarter 2020, debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Melbourne fell by 159 (-26.9%) to 432; Wyndham (45) was the region with the most new debtors. The rest of Victoria fell by 41 (-22.9%) to 138; Geelong (26) was the region with the most new debtors.

In the September quarter 2020, debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Brisbane fell by 220 (-36.4%) to 384; Browns Plains (25) was the region with the most new debtors. The rest of Queensland fell by 275 (-38.8%) to 434; Toowoomba (33) was the region with the most new debtors.

In the September quarter 2020, debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Adelaide fell by 61 (-33.5%) to 121; Salisbury (19) was the region with the most new debtors. The rest of South Australia fell by 21 (-35.6%) to 38; Limestone Coast (10) was the region with the most new debtors.

In the September quarter 2020, debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Perth fell by 113 (-26.3%) to 316; Swan (35) was the region with the most new debtors. The rest of Western Australia fell by 54 (-46.6%) to 62; Bunbury (22) was the region with the most new debtors.

In the September quarter 2020, debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Hobart fell by 14 (-40.0%) to 21; Hobart - North East (7) and Hobart - North West (7) were the regions with the most new debtors. The rest of Tasmania fell by 8 (-18.6%) to 35; Launceston (12) was the region with the most new debtors.

In the September quarter 2020, debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Darwin fell by 22 (-48.9%) to 23; Darwin Suburbs (10) was the region with the most new debtors. The rest of Northern Territory rose by 2 (18.2%) to 13; Alice Springs (7) was the region with the most new debtors.

In the September quarter 2020, debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Australian Capital Territory fell by 7 (-14.6%) to 41; Belconnen (11) and Tuggeranong (11) were the regions with the most new debtors.

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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.

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.