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Quarterly General Insurance Performance Statistics

The Quarterly General Insurance Performance Statistics publication provides industry aggregate summaries of financial performance, financial position, capital adequacy and key ratios.  The publication also includes detailed statistics at a class of business level, state-level premium and claims expenses, a breakdown of operating income and expenses, and more granular solvency information.
Starting from this edition of the publication, APRA is publishing additional statistics each quarter, including:
  • New investment statistics (table 1d)
  • New capital adequacy statistics (table 1e)
  • New underwriting performance statistics (tables 1f-1q)
  • Statistics split by industry segment (Excel and database versions)
Further information about the updated publication is available in the table and diagram below under the heading 'further details'. 
Current issue
The publication is available in three versions: Adobe PDF for printing (containing data for the most recent periods), Microsoft Excel (containing a complete time series since September 2002 of data included in the PDF version), and a database version (in a Microsoft Excel file) which contains additional statistics and can be used for further analysis.
December 2016 (issued 16 February 2017): PDF Excel | Database
Information on segmentation
This publication includes new statistics split by industry segment. On 16 February 2017, APRA finalised the segmentation of general insurance statistics to be publicly released by APRA. Details are available in the paper Segmentation of general insurance entities.
Information on asset risk charge statistics
This publication includes new statistics on the breakdown of the asset risk charge calculation. On 16 February 2017, APRA released a paper Investments and the Asset Risk Charge, which describes emerging trends in general insurers' investments and their impact on capital adequacy, as well as highlighting how these new statistics can be interpreted and used for analysis.
Consultation on general insurance statistics
On 15 June 2016, APRA released a discussion paper outlining proposed changes to APRA's general insurance statistical publications. The discussion paper is available here.
On 13 February 2017, APRA released a response to submissions available here.
APRA welcomes feedback on the new statistics and encourages industry and other stakeholders to review the information that is published for accuracy and consistency, so that the quality of the data collection and publications continues to be enhanced.
Further details 
PDF version​ Excel version​ Database version​
​Periods included Most recent five periods * All since Sep 2002​ All since Sep 2002​
Number of classes of business included ​12 ​12 ​22
Calculated data items included? ** Yes Yes No​
Designed for printing?​​ Yes No No
Types of data included:
Financial performance​ ​Yes Yes​ ​Yes
   Financial position ​Yes Yes ​Yes
​   ​Investment performance ​Yes ​Yes ​Yes
​   Capital Adequacy ​Yes ​Yes ​Yes
   ​ ​Performance and position by class of business Yes ​Yes ​Yes
   ​ Key ratios ​Yes ​Yes ​No **
​   Statistics by industry segment No ​Yes ​Yes
​   ​Premium by state ​No Yes ​Yes
   ​ Breakdown of operating income and expenses No ​No ​Yes
​   Class of business liabilities and recoverables ​No ​No ​Yes
​   Breakdown of industry capital base ​No ​No ​Yes
​ ​ ​
*   PDF version also includes year-end data for the past two years.
** Calculated data items include key ratios, returns and averages.  Database version does not contain these as they are not suitable for aggregation and pivoting.  
Past issues
Data relating to past periods since September 2002 are available in the excel and database versions of the publication.
Forthcoming issues
The next edition of the Quarterly General Insurance Performance Statistics publication will be released on this webpage by close of business on the following date:
March 2017: 18 May 2017
Source of data
Data in this publication are sourced from regulatory returns submitted to APRA under the Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001 by authorised General Insurance companies. Statistics on Lloyd's Australian operations are not included in this publication.
For blank copies of the returns and associated instructions click here.
For more information about the statistics in this publication:
Or write to:
Manager, General Insurance Statistics
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
GPO Box 9836
Sydney NSW 2001