Thursday, December 08, 2011

Latest divorce statistics released

The Office for National Statistics has released the latest statistics for divorce in England and Wales, for divorces which took place in 2010. The Statistical Bulletin may be found here.

The key findings were:

  • The number of divorces in England and Wales in 2010 was 119,589, an increase of 4.9 per cent since 2009, when there were 113,949 divorces
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  • The divorce rate rose in 2010 to 11.1 divorcing people per thousand married population from 10.5 in 2009 
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  • 22 per cent of marriages in 1970 had ended in divorce by the 15th wedding anniversary, whereas 33 per cent of marriages in 1995 had ended after the same period of time
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  • The number of divorces in 2010 was highest among men and women aged 40 to 44

2 comments:

  1. Bang goes the theory that couples are avoiding divorce because of the economy then!

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  2. Marriage seems to be a lifestyle choice for fewer and fewer people.

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