Western Australia

Quarterly regional personal insolvency statistics and analysis for Western Australia (WA) 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, WA, September quarter 2017

  Greater Perth Rest of WA WA1
Total new debtors 833 187 1,020
New debtors per 100,000 population aged 18+2 55.4 46.9 53.4
% debtors with a business related personal insolvency 20.3% 16.6% 19.6%

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 Perth

Personal insolvency activity

There were 833 debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in Greater Perth in the September quarter 2017. Greater Perth accounted for 81.7% of all new debtors in Western Australia in the September quarter 2017.

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

Region New debtors Debtors per 100,000 persons aged 18 years and older
Wanneroo 116 84.9
Rockingham 89 96.6
Swan 79 82.9

There were 55.4 new insolvent debtors per 100,000 people aged 18 years and older in Greater Perth. This is higher than the Western Australia average of 53.4. Kwinana recorded the highest regional rate (110.7) in the September quarter 2017.

Business related personal insolvencies in Greater Perth

There were 169 debtors who entered a new business-related personal insolvency in Greater Perth in the September quarter 2017. The largest numbers of debtors entering a business-related personal insolvency in Greater Perth in the September quarter 2017 were in:

  • Wanneroo (20 debtors)
  • Rockingham (19 debtors)
  • Joondalup (14 debtors).

Rest of Western Australia

Personal insolvency activity

There were 187 debtors who entered a new personal insolvency in rest of Western Australia in the September quarter 2017. Rest of Western Australia accounted for 18.3% of all new debtors in Western Australia in the September quarter 2017.

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

Region New debtors Debtors per 100,000 persons aged 18 years and older
Bunbury 48 62.2
Goldfields 27 93.3
Wheat Belt - North 21 47.7

There were 46.9 new insolvent debtors per 100,000 people aged 18 years and older in rest of Western Australia. This is lower than the Western Australia average of 53.4. Goldfields recorded the highest regional rate (93.3) in the September quarter 2017.

Business related personal insolvencies in rest of Western Australia

There were 31 debtors who entered a new business-related personal insolvency in rest of Western Australia in the September quarter 2017. The largest numbers of debtors entering a new business-related personal insolvency in rest of Western Australia in September quarter 2017 were in:

  • Goldfields (8 debtors)
  • Bunbury (7 debtors)
  • Wheat Belt - North (5 debtors).