Western Australia

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

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Key personal insolvency indicators, WA, June quarter 2018

  Greater Perth Rest of WA WA1
Total new debtors 852 Data not available 1,067
New debtors per 100,000 population aged 18+2 56.7 Data not available 55.8
% debtors with a business related personal insolvency 23.1% Data not available 22.7%

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 852 debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Perth in the June quarter 2018. This number rose by 26 debtors or 3.1% from the March quarter 2018. Greater Perth accounted for 79.9% of all new debtors in Western Australia in the June quarter 2018.

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

Region New debtors Debtors per 100,000 persons aged 18 years and older
Wanneroo 117 85.6
Swan 87 91.3
Gosnells 79 89.0

There were 56.7 new insolvent debtors per 100,000 people aged 18 years and older in Greater Perth in the June quarter 2018. This is higher than the Western Australia average of 55.8. For the second consecutive quarter, the highest regional rate in Greater Perth was in Serpentine - Jarrahdale (103.0).

Business related personal insolvencies in Greater Perth

There were 197 debtors who entered a new business related personal insolvency in Greater Perth in the June quarter 2018. This number rose by 39 debtors or 24.7% from the March quarter 2018. The largest numbers of debtors entering a business related personal insolvency in Greater Perth were in:

  • Joondalup (24 debtors)
  • Stirling (22 debtors)
  • Wanneroo (22 debtors).

Rest of Western Australia

Personal insolvency activity

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

Region New debtors Debtors per 100,000 persons aged 18 years and older
Bunbury 42 54.4
Wheat Belt - North 27 61.4
Albany 25 54.6

The highest regional rate of new insolvent debtors per 100,000 people aged 18 years and older in rest of Western Australia was in West Pilbara (71.5).

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 the June quarter 2018 were in:

  • Albany (6 debtors)
  • Augusta - Margaret River - Busselton (6 debtors)
  • Wheat Belt - North (6 debtors).