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Total lost (fund-held) and ATO-held super

Last updated 26 February 2023

The total lost (fund-held) and ATO-held super as of 30 June 2022 was just under $16 billion for 6.9 million accounts.

Lost super (fund-held) includes both uncontactable and inactive super.

ATO-held super includes unclaimed super money (USM) and super holding account (SHA).

The 2 tables below show the total number of accounts and value of lost super (fund-held) and ATO-held super at the end of the last 4 financial years.

Account numbers – Total Lost and ATO-held super

Category

2019
('000)

2020
('000)

2021
('000)

2022
('000)

Total Lost super (fund held)

674

434

362

349

Total ATO-held super

5,394

5,586

6,223

6,513

Total

6,068

6,020

6,585

6,861

Figures have been rounded to the nearest million. Totals may not align due to rounding.

Account values – Total Lost and ATO-held super

Category

2019

2020

2021

2022

Total Lost super (fund held)

$16.5b

$10.3b

$9.2b

$10.4b

Total ATO-held super

$4.0b

$3.6b

$4.7b

$5.6b

Total

$20.5b

$13.9b

$13.9b

$16.0b

Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred million.

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