Insolvency statistics by location, age and gender released

Insolvency statistics for individual insolvencies by location, age and gender in England and Wales have been released. The statistics cover the period 2000 to 2014.

Among the key findings:

  • The total insolvency rate decreased in nearly all regions, continuing the decreasing trend since 2009.
  • For the first time, the female insolvency rate was higher than the male insolvency rate.
  • Insolvency rates were highest in the 35 to 44 age category for both men and women.
  • The North East continued to have the highest insolvency rates, while London had the lowest.

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