Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Australia's Divorce Rates At Its Lowest in 40 Years

From the Daily Mail:

Australia's divorce rate has hit its lowest level in 40 years, as it's revealed that more couples are living together first and marrying later than ever before.   

In 1996, the divorce rate was at 2.9 per 1,000 people, dropping to 1.9 in 2016 despite population increases, the total of 52,466 divorces in 1996 falling to 46,604.

In 1975, the rate was at 1.8 per 1,000 people, which comes close to the 1.9 rate today, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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