Regional statistics

Quarterly regional personal insolvency statistics.

New debtors, December quarter 2020

In the December quarter 2020, the number of people who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Sydney fell by 135 (-23.2%) to 448; Campbelltown (NSW) (30) was the region with the most people. The rest of New South Wales fell by 21 (-6.6%) to 298; Tamworth - Gunnedah (16) was the region with the most people.

In the December quarter 2020, the number of people who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Melbourne fell by 155 (-35.9%) to 277; Tullamarine - Broadmeadows (21) was the region with the most people. The rest of Victoria fell by 34 (-24.6%) to 104; Ballarat (14) was the region with the most people.

In the December quarter 2020, the number of people who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Brisbane fell by 48 (-12.5%) to 336; Springfield - Redbank (24) was the region with the most people. The rest of Queensland fell by 10 (-2.3%) to 424; Ormeau - Oxenford (34) was the region with the most people.

In the December quarter 2020, the number of people who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Adelaide fell by 13 (-10.7%) to 108; Onkaparinga (20) was the region with the most people. The rest of South Australia fell by 2 (-5.3%) to 36; Fleurieu - Kangaroo Island (6) and Limestone Coast (6) were the regions with the most people.

In the December quarter 2020, the number of people who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Perth fell by 106 (-33.5%) to 210; Wanneroo (36) was the region with the most people. The rest of Western Australia fell by 18 (-29.0%) to 44; Bunbury (11) was the region with the most people.

In the December quarter 2020, the number of people who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Hobart rose by 3 (14.3%) to 24; Hobart - North East (9) was the region with the most people. The rest of Tasmania fell by 1 (-2.9%) to 34; Launceston (12) was the region with the most people.

In the December quarter 2020, the number of people who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Darwin fell by 13 (-56.5%) to 10; Palmerston (5) was the region with the most people. The rest of Northern Territory fell by 8  (-61.5%) to 5; Alice Springs (3) was the region with the most people.

In the December quarter 2020, the number of people who entered a new personal insolvency in Australian Capital Territory fell by 20 (-48.8%) to 21; Tuggeranong (7) 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.