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APRA releases annual superannuation statistics for June 2015

Wednesday 10 February 2016



The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has today released the first editions of annual superannuation statistics reflecting recent changes to the superannuation reporting framework.

APRA has released industry-level superannuation statistics in the Annual Superannuation Bulletin. APRA has also released fund-level data in the Annual Fund-level Superannuation Statistics report and MySuper product-level data in the Annual MySuper Statistics report.

In addition to continuing to publish statistics comparable to APRA’s previous annual publications, these revised publications include detailed information on performance, fees and member demographics at both the fund-level and MySuper product level.

Key statistics as at 30 June 2015:

Total superannuation assets $2,023.1 billion
Total APRA-regulated assets $1,246.0 billion
Of which: total assets in MySuper products $428.2 billion
Total self-managed super fund assets $589.9 billion
Exempt public sector superannuation schemes assets $131.1 billion
Balance of life office statutory fund assets $56.1 billion

Key statistics for the year ended 30 June 2015:

  Entities with more than four members MySuper products
Contributions $104.1 billion $46.7 billion
Benefit payments $61.0 billion $8.2 billion
Fees $12.6 billion $5.1 billion
Average account balance $45,924 $28,401

The publications were proposed in a consultation in May 2015 on planned changes to APRA’s annual superannuation statistical publications. The results of the consultation were released on 9 February 2016.

These enhancements to APRA’s superannuation statistics will support and encourage analysis of whether the superannuation industry is achieving retirement income policy objectives over the medium to long term, and contribute to enhanced transparency, accountability and understanding of the industry.

Copies of the publications are available on APRA’s website.

APRA’s Response to Submissions to changes to its annual superannuation statistics and confidentiality of superannuation data is available on APRA's website.


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Contact Ben McLean, APRA Media Unit, on +61 2 9210 3024

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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 $6.5 trillion in assets for Australian depositors, policyholders and superannuation fund members.