Divorce rate - number of divorcing
per 1,000 married pop in a given year
- Divorce at it's lowest because of less people getting married.
statistics of divorce -
1950 - 31,000 - 1930's religion and socially accepted
1960 - 24,000 (decrease) - 1960's baby boom
1980 - 148,000 (increase)
2008 - 122,000
2009 - 114,000 (decreasing)
Men and women in their late twenties had the
highest divorce rates of all age groups.
- since 1998 the average age at divorce has risen from 40 to 44years for men (2009) and from 37 to 41 for women.
One in five (20%) of men and women divorcing in 2008 had a previous marriage ending in divorce. - more likely to divorce if previously married.
69% of divorces in 2008 were to couples where the marriage was the first for both parties
67% of divorces in 2008, the wife was granted the divorce
in 2008, the most common reason for divorce was behaviour.