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3414.0 - Guide to Migrant Statistical Sources, 2011 (Edition 2)  
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AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS (ABS)

NAME OF COLLECTION

Divorces

OVERVIEW

The Divorces collection provides data on the number of divorces granted in Australia each year. The statistics are compiled by the ABS from information supplied by the Family Court of Australia (FCA). The FCA provide combined data from the Federal Magistrates Court registries and FCA registries. Annual data are available on registered marriages dissolved classified by age, duration of the marriage at final separation and at date of dissolution, country of birth and number of children.

The Divorces collection provides important data for social program development and research and is used to help understand family dissolution. The main user of divorce data, the Australian Institute of Family Studies, has indicated that they require the data to help it achieve its legislative objectives as a statutory authority.

Data are available by the state and territory in which a divorce was registered, rather than the state/territory of usual residence of the applicants (except for 1993 and 1994).

DATA DETAIL

DATA ITEMS RELEVANT TO MIGRANTS AND ETHNICITY

  • Country of birth for each divorcee
    Note: Standard output items for this data item include tables presenting the country of birth (of husband and wife) cross tabulated with birthplace of the other partner, median length of marriage, children involved, the applicant (i.e. husband, wife or joint) and median ages at marriage, separation and divorce. The country of birth is presented by the following regions with some individual countries listed within regions:
    • Oceania and Antarctica
    • North-West Europe
    • Southern and Eastern Europe
    • North Africa and the Middle East
    • South-East Asia
    • North-East Asia
    • Southern and Central Asia
    • Americas
    • Sub-Saharan Africa
    • Other and not stated
      Note: When cross tabulated with above, the birthplace of the other partner is presented as:
      • Australia
      • Same overseas country
      • Different overseas country
      • Total

OTHER DATA ITEMS COLLECTED

A full list of data items collected for Divorces is available in Marriages and Divorces, Australia (cat. no. 3310.0).

For further details on scope, geographic coverage, data items, availability and publications, methodology, classifications and concepts visit the Divorces entry in the Directory of Statistical Sources.

CONTACT DETAILS

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service.

Phone: 1300 135 070
Fax: 1300 135 211
Post: Client Services, ABS, GPO Box 796, Sydney 2001
Email: client.services@abs.gov.au


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