For general notes on individual insolvency statistics in England and Wales please see the quarterly Insolvency Statistics publication, which is the definitive source of the number of new cases each year in England and Wales, and the rate per 10,000 adults. The latest document can be found on the gov.uk website.
The annual statistics in this publication provide breakdowns by region and all administrative areas below region, referred to as local authorities.
1. Data Sources
Details of individual insolvencies are sourced from administrative records held by the Insolvency Service. Extracts from these records, including postcode, date of birth, date of insolvency, and gender, are taken to derive the breakdowns used in this publication.
Read the full article at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/individual-insolvencies-by-location-age-and-gender-england-and-wales-2020/methodology-and-quality-document-individual-insolvencies-by-location-age-and-gender-2020