Australian Bureau of Statistics
3307.0.55.001 - Divorces, Australia, 2007 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/08/2008
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Less couples seek divorce in 2007: ABS
Almost 48,000 divorces were granted in Australia during 2007, according to new figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The number of divorces granted fell by 6% from 2006, making it the largest year on year decrease in 20 years.
There has been a growing trend over the past 20 years towards joint applicant divorces, where both partners put their names to the application. This trend continued in 2007, with one-third (33%) of divorces granted involving joint applicants. A further 38% were applied for by a female partner, and 27% by a male partner.
Other findings include:
Further information is available in Divorces, Australia, 2007 (cat. no. 3307.0.55.001), for free download from the ABS website <www.abs.gov.au>.
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This page last updated 16 October 2009