3310.0 - Marriages and Divorces, Australia, 1997  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/08/1998   
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Continues: 3306.0, 3307.0 and 3220.0

Provides a valuable tool to examine family formation and dissolution as well as helping to quantify the number of children involved. While the main emphasis of the publication is registered marital status, allowance for change in living arrangements through the growing importance of de facto marriages is also recognised. It covers registration of marriages classified according to state or territory of registration, age, previous marital status, country of birth of bridegrooms and brides and type of celebrant. Registered marriages dissolved are classified by age, duration of the marriage at final separation and at date of dissolution, country of birth and number of children. Estimates of the population by marital status, age and sex, at 30 June are also included.

Issues from 1994 contain a wide variety of data relating to Marriages, Divorces and Marital Status Estimated Resident Population. The 1995 issue includes time series data for Marriages and Divorces from 1901. See also 3301.0 and 3311.1 to 3311.8.