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3310.0 - Marriages and Divorces, Australia, 2010 Quality Declaration 
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Contents >> Divorces >> DIVORCES INVOLVING CHILDREN

DIVORCES INVOLVING CHILDREN

In 2010, there were 24,853 divorces involving children under 18 years of age, equating to 49.5% of all divorces granted.

This represents an increase of 585 from the 24,268 divorces involving children in 2009.

2.6 Proportion of divorces involving children, Australia - 1990-2010(a)
Graph: 2.6 Proportion of divorces involving children, Australia—1990–2010(a)


The number of children affected by divorce has increased from 45,195 in 2009 to 46,337 in 2010. However, the average number of children affected by divorce has changed very little over the last 20 years, and stands at 1.86 in 2010, the same as reported in 2009.





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