Official Statistics

Individual Insolvencies by Location, Age and Gender, England and Wales, 2018

Official statistics for individual insolvencies in England and Wales from 2000 to 2018, broken down by region and local authority areas; age; and gender.

Documents

Commentary - Individual Insolvencies by Location, Age and Gender 2018

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Data Tables in Excel (xlsx) Format - Individual Insolvencies by Location, Age and Gender 2018

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Data Tables in Open Document Spreadsheet (ods) Format - Individual Insolvencies by Location, Age and Gender 2018

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Quality and Methodology Information - Individual Insolvencies by Location, Age and Gender 2018

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Pre-Release Access List - Individual Insolvencies by Location, Age and Gender 2018

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Details

This statistical release provides breakdowns of individual insolvencies in England and Wales by region; county and unitary authority; and local authority levels. It also includes age and gender breakdowns of individual insolvencies at these levels for 2018. The statistics cover the calendar years 2000 to 2018.

Main Messages

• The total insolvency rate increased for the third successive year, and increased in all regions of England and Wales in 2018.

• The North East continued to have the highest insolvency rates, while London had the lowest.

• Of the 10 local authorities with the lowest insolvency rates, 7 were in London and 3 were in the surrounding Home Counties.

• Six out of the 10 local authorities with the highest insolvency rates were in coastal areas.

• The insolvency rate for females was higher than the male rate for the fifth successive year, and the gap has continued to widen.

• Insolvency rates were highest in the 35 to 44 age group for males and 25 to 34 for females.

• Insolvency rates increased for all age groups with those aged from 25 to 44 showing the biggest rises and those aged over 65 only marginally increasing.

Published 17 July 2019
Last updated 17 July 2019 + show all updates
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