South Australia

Quarterly regional personal insolvency statistics and analysis for South Australia (SA) regions in the September quarter 2017.

Reports

Break in series – personal insolvency statistics

From the September quarter 2017, geographic coding of personal insolvency statistics follows a new method. There is also a minor change in the reporting date used for personal insolvency agreements from this quarter. These changes are breaks in series for our statistical publications. For further details see the Guide to quarterly regional statistics.

Key personal insolvency indicators, South Australia, September quarter 2017

  Greater Adelaide Rest of SA SA1
Total new debtors 383 139 522
New debtors per 100,000 population aged 18+2 37.4 46.7 39.4
% debtors with a business related personal insolvency 14.1% 8.6% 12.6%

1 GCCSA totals may not sum to the state total as the state total is inclusive of records not further classified under the ASGS.
2 Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016 Census of Population and Housing; data extracted 25/08/2017 using TableBuilder (dataset: 2016 Census - Cultural Diversity); Place of Usual Residence (PURP); State and GCCSA figures are summed from SA3. Note: ABS randomly adjust cells to avoid the release of confidential data. As such, state and GCCSA totals (summed from SA3) may not match ABS published totals.

Greater Adelaide

Personal insolvency activity

There were 383 debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Adelaide in the September quarter 2017. Greater Adelaide accounted for 73.4% of all new debtors in South Australia in the September quarter 2017.

Highest numbers of new debtors by region, Greater Adelaide, September quarter 2017

Region New debtors Debtors per 100,000 persons aged 18 years and older
Onkaparinga 64 49.2
Salisbury 57 54.5
Playford 48 72.8

There were 37.4 new insolvent debtors per 100,000 people aged 18 years and older in Greater Adelaide. This is lower than the South Australia average of 39.4. The highest regional rate was in Playford (72.8).

Business related personal insolvencies in Greater Adelaide

There were 54 debtors who entered a new business-related personal insolvency in Greater Adelaide in the September quarter 2017. The largest numbers of debtors entering a business-related personal insolvency in Greater Adelaide in the September quarter 2017 were in:

  • Onkaparinga (9 debtors)
  • Charles Sturt (6 debtors)
  • Salisbury (5 debtors).

Rest of South Australia

Personal insolvency activity

There were 139 debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in rest of South Australia in the September quarter 2017. Rest of South Australia accounted for 26.6% of all new debtors in South Australia in the September quarter 2017.

Highest numbers of new debtors by region, rest of South Australia, September quarter 2017

Region New debtors Debtors per 100,000 persons aged 18 years and older
Murray and Mallee 36 65.3
Limestone Coast 23 45.9
Fleurieu - Kangaroo Island 20 48.3

There were 46.7 new insolvent debtors per 100,000 people aged 18 years and older in rest of South Australia. This is higher than the South Australia average of 39.4. The highest regional rate was in Lower North (79.1).

Business related personal insolvencies in rest of South Australia

There were 12 debtors who entered a new business-related personal insolvency in rest of South Australia in the September quarter 2017. The largest numbers of debtors entering a new business-related personal insolvency in rest of South Australia in September quarter 2017 were in:

  • Lower North (3 debtors)
  • Murray and Mallee (3 debtors)
  • Mid North (3 debtors).