Tasmania

Quarterly regional personal insolvency statistics and analysis for Tasmania (Tas) regions in the March quarter 2018.

Reports

  • For the full Tasmania report, see:

  • For the regional statistics time series, see:

Key personal insolvency indicators, Tasmania, March quarter 2018

  Greater Hobart Rest of Tas. Tasmania1
Total new debtors 81 114 195
New debtors per 100,000 population aged 18+2 46.5 50.5 48.7
% debtors with a business related personal insolvency 6.2% 11.4% 9.2%

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 Hobart

Personal insolvency activity

There were 81 debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Hobart in the March quarter 2018. This number fell by eight debtors or 9.0% from the December quarter 2017. Greater Hobart accounted for 41.5% of all new debtors in Tasmania in the March quarter 2018.

Highest numbers of new debtors by region, Greater Hobart, March quarter 2018

Region New debtors Debtors per 100,000 persons aged 18 years and older
Hobart - North West 32 77.3
Hobart - North East 19 46.1
Brighton 9 72.8
Hobart - South and West 9 36.2

There were 46.5 new insolvent debtors per 100,000 people aged 18 years and older in Greater Hobart. This is lower than the Tasmania average of 48.7. The highest regional rate in Greater Hobart was in Hobart - North West (77.3).

Business related personal insolvencies in Greater Hobart

There were five debtors who entered a new business-related personal insolvency in rest of Tasmania in the March quarter 2018. This is a fall of seven debtors or 58.3% from the December quarter 2017.

Rest of Tasmania

Personal insolvency activity

There were 114 debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in rest of Tasmania in the March quarter 2018. This number rose by four debtors or 3.6% from the December quarter 2017. Rest of Tasmania accounted for 58.5% of all new debtors in Tasmania in the March quarter 2018.

Highest numbers of new debtors by region, rest of Tasmania, March quarter 2018

Region New debtors Debtors per 100,000 persons aged 18 years and older
Launceston 28 44.2
Burnie - Ulverstone 26 69.7
Devonport 19 54.6

There were 50.5 new insolvent debtors per 100,000 people aged 18 years and older in rest of Tasmania. This is higher than the Tasmania average of 48.7. Burnie - Ulverstone recorded the highest regional rate (69.7) in the March quarter 2018.

Business related personal insolvencies in rest of Tasmania

There were 13 debtors who entered a new business-related personal insolvency in rest of Tasmania in the March quarter 2018. This is a rise of two debtors from the December quarter 2017. The largest numbers of debtors entering a business-related personal insolvency in rest of Tasmania in March quarter 2018 were in:

  • Meander Valley - West Tamar (5 debtors)
  • Launceston (3 debtors).