Western Australia

Quarterly regional personal insolvency statistics and analysis for Western Australia (WA) regions in the March quarter 2018.

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  • For the regional statistics time series, see:

Key personal insolvency indicators, WA, March quarter 2018

  Greater Perth Rest of WA WA1
Total new debtors 826 Data not available 1,051
New debtors per 100,000 population aged 18+2 55.0 Data not available 55.0
% debtors with a business related personal insolvency 19.1% Data not available 19.1%

1 GCCSA totals may not sum to the state total as the state total is inclusive of records classified as “Other Territories” and 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 Perth

Personal insolvency activity

There were 826 debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Perth in the March quarter 2018. This number rose by 50 debtors or 6.4% from the December quarter 2017. Greater Perth accounted for 78.6% of all new debtors in Western Australia in the March quarter 2018.

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

Region New debtors Debtors per 100,000 persons aged 18 years and older
Wanneroo 117 85.6
Rockingham 70 76.0
Swan 69 72.4

There were 55.0 new insolvent debtors per 100,000 people aged 18 years and older in Greater Perth. This is equal to the Western Australia average. Serpentine - Jarrahdale recorded the highest regional rate (123.6) in the March quarter 2018.

Business related personal insolvencies in Greater Perth

There were 158 debtors who entered a new business-related personal insolvency in Greater Perth in the March quarter 2018. This number did not change from the December quarter 2017.  The largest numbers of debtors entering a business-related personal insolvency in Greater Perth in the March quarter 2018 were in:

  • Wanneroo (23 debtors)
  • Stirling (15 debtors)
  • Cockburn (12 debtors)
  • Gosnells (12 debtors)
  • Joondalup (12 debtors)
  • Rockingham (12 debtors).

Rest of Western Australia

Personal insolvency activity

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

Region New debtors Debtors per 100,000 persons aged 18 years and older
Bunbury 57 73.9
Mid West 26 63.2
East Pilbara 22 113.6

East Pilbara recorded the highest regional rate of new insolvent debtors per 100,000 people aged 18 years and older (113.6).

Business related personal insolvencies in rest of Western Australia

The largest numbers of debtors entering a new business-related personal insolvency in rest of Western Australia in March quarter 2018 were in:

  • Bunbury (16 debtors)
  • Mid West (5 debtors).