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Quarterly Life Insurance Performance Statistics

The Quarterly Life Insurance Performance Statistics publication provides industry aggregate summaries of financial performance, financial position, solvency, capital adequacy and management capital, as well as details of the performance of individual product groups.
This publication is more detailed than the previously published Life Insurance Trends (Trends). The data provided is not directly comparable to Trends due to the change in prudential reporting framework that took effect on 1 January 2008.
Current issues
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 June 2008 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. A glossary to assist the reader in understanding the definitions of data included in the publications is also available at the link below.


December 2017 (issued 27 February 2018): PDF | Excel | Database | Glossary

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Forthcoming issues
The next edition of the Quarterly Life Insurance Performance Statistics publication will be released on this webpage by close of business on the following date:
March 2018: 24 May 2018

Publication details
Data in this publication are sourced from regulatory returns submitted to APRA under the Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001 by authorised Life Insurance companies.
For blank copies of the returns and associated instructions click here.
Where available and appropriate, aggregates are provided at the following levels:
  • total industry;
  • shareholders’ fund;
  • total statutory fund;
  • investment linked and non-investment linked fund; and
  • class of business (i.e. superannuation and ordinary business).
Further issues of this publication will include short editorial information on key industry trends and analysis of key data.
We welcome your feedback and suggestions for improvement.
For more information about the statistics in this publication:
Or write to:
Manager, Life Insurance Strategic Intelligence
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
GPO Box 9836
Sydney NSW 2001