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Superannuation statistics

What's new

On 2 October 2014, APRA released the first editions of the Quarterly MySuper Statistics.

On 19 February 2015, APRA released a paper, available here, that outlines changes to the segmentation of superannuation statistics to be publicly released.

On 27 November 2014, APRA released a letter to all RSE licensees, available here, outlining enhancements that have been made to quarterly superannuation statistical publications. This letter also summarises APRA's plan in relation to the data dissemination tool, data segmentation and confidentiality and annual statistical publications.

The release of this letter follows APRA's earlier release of its Response to Submissions, available here, on 1 October 2014.

Current Publications

Quarterly MySuper Statistics: The Quarterly MySuper Statistics report contains data on MySuper products (on a product by product basis). The report contains information on the product profile, product dashboard measures, asset allocation targets and ranges, investment performance, fees disclosed for MySuper products, or where relevant, for the lifecycle stages underlying MySuper products with a lifecycle investment strategy.

Superannuation Fund-level Publications: The Superannuation Fund-level publications comprise a summary publication containing whole-of-fund rates of return for the largest 200 superannuation funds and Eligible Rollover Funds (ERFs) as well as a detailed publication at the individual fund level including key entity specific information and rates of return.

Quarterly Superannuation Performance: This publication focuses on superannuation entities with at least $50 million in assets.

Annual Superannuation Bulletin: The Annual Superannuation Bulletin is a publication on the whole of the superannuation industry.

Other Publications

Insight: Celebrating 10 Years of superannuation data collection 1996-2006: This special edition of APRA's Insight publication, Celebrating 10 years of superannuation data collection 1996-2006, includes general statistics on assets, accounts and contributions, as well as data focusing on the manner of investment, return on assets, investment choice and asset allocation of the default investment strategy.

Other Information

Segmentation of superannuation entities (PDF) - issued 19 February 2015: This document outlines the change to the segmentation of superannuation statistics following the implementation of superannuation reforms and new superannuation reporting requirements. This documents outlines the new segmentation methodology of superannuation entities by corporate, industry, public sector, retail and small funds from July 2013.

A RESPONSE TO Review of APRA’s Investment Performance Statistics of the Australian Superannuation Industry: This paper provides a response to the International Centre for Financial Services Review.

Methodology behind APRA's superannuation publications (PDF): This document describes the methodology behind the Annual Superannuation Bulletin and Quarterly Superannuation Performance.

Classification of superannuation entities (PDF) - issued 4 May 2005: This document describes the functional descriptions of corporate, industry, public sector, retail and small funds used in superannuation statistics prior to July 2013.

Past Publications

Superannuation Statistics - Archived


For more information about these publications:


Or write to:

Superannuation Statistics
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
GPO Box 9836
NSW 2001