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APRA releases superannuation statistics for December 2015

23 February 2016

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released its Quarterly Superannuation Performance publication and the Quarterly MySuper Statistics report for the December quarter 2015. 

Key statistics for the superannuation industry as at 31 December 2015:

December 2014 December 2015 Change
Total superannuation assets $1,928.6 billion $2,045.9 billion +6.1%
Total APRA-regulated assets $1,183.5 billion $1,265.9 billion +7.0%
Of which: total assets in MySuper products $393.0 billion $449.1 billion +14.3%
Total self-managed super fund assets $562.4 billion $594.6 billion +5.7%
Exempt public sector superannuation schemes assets $126.6 billion $129.9 billion +2.6%
Balance of life office statutory fund assets $56.0 billion $55.5 billion -0.9%

Key statistics for entities with more than four members for the year ended 31 December 2015:

December 2014 December 2015 Change
Total contributions $100.5 billion $103.9 billion +3.4%
Total benefit payments $56.9 billion $62.8 billion +10.3%
Net contribution flows $39.3 billion $37.5 billion -4.7%

Copies of the publications are available on APRA’s website at:

Quarterly Superannuation Performance:

Quarterly MySuper Statistics:

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is the prudential regulator of the financial services industry. It oversees banks, credit unions, building societies, general insurance and reinsurance companies, life insurance, private health insurers, friendly societies, and most members of the superannuation industry. APRA currently supervises institutions holding $5.4 trillion in assets for Australian depositors, policyholders and superannuation fund members.

Media and industry enquiries only:

Charlie Hooper
APRA Media Unit
Telephone: 02 9210 3636

All other inquiries:

APRAinfo: 1300 55 88 49