Business and non-business statistics

A breakdown of business and non-business personal insolvency statistics is published quarterly for bankrupts, debt agreement debtors and personal insolvency agreement debtors.

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This zip file contains the full set of March quarter 2017 business and non-business personal insolvency statistics published by AFSA. Associated commentary and charts for March quarter 2017 business and non-business personal insolvency statistics are drawn exclusively from this data set. Individual links to all tables packaged in the zip file are provided on this page.

Business related provisional personal insolvency activity
March quarter 2017

State / territory Number of bankrupts Number of debt agreement debtors Number of personal insolvency debtors Total debtors
NSW 228 68 5 301
ACT 21 1 2 24
Vic 202 57 5 264
Qld 333 73 6 412
SA 71 10 0 81
NT 10 2 1 13
WA 164 40 2 206
Tas 23 5 0 28
Total 1,052 256 21 1,329
Non-business related provisional personal insolvency activity
March quarter 2017
State / territory Number of bankrupts Number of debt agreement debtors Number of personal insolvency debtors Total debtors
NSW 919 946 16 1,881
ACT 37 56 1 94
Vic 661 647 16 1,324
Qld 1,014 977 17 2,008
SA 250 187 3 440
NT 17 43 2 62
WA 323 401 15 739
Tas 90 71 2 163
Total 3,311 3,328 72 6,711

Note 1: All the above figures refer to personal administrations under the Bankruptcy Act only (and not corporate insolvency).

Note 2: A business related bankruptcy is defined as being one in which an individual's bankruptcy is directly related to his or her proprietary interest in a business.

Graph: Proportion of debtors with a business related personal insolvency in Australia

Commentary

Read more about debtors with a business related personal insolvency in the March quarter 2017: Commentary.

Reports

Note: We report the business and non-business personal insolvency statistics based on the number of debtors, not the number of administrations.  We treat insolvency proceedings involving two or more partners as one administration. The business and non-business statistics will generally be higher than statistics based on administrations, the quarterly personal insolvency statistics.

Further information

For further information about the statistics, see the Guide to business and non-business personal insolvency statistics.