Australian Bureau of Statistics
3310.0 - Marriages and Divorces, Australia, 2011
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/11/2012
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Of the 121,752 marriages registered in 2011, 71.3% were between a bride and groom never previously married. A further 16.8% were first marriages for one partner, while 11.9% were remarriages for both partners.
In 2011, 17.9% of brides (21,753) and 19.7% of grooms (23,991), had been previously divorced. The proportion of brides and grooms who had previously been divorced decreased by 0.2 percentage points since 2010.
In 2011, 1,923 brides (1.6% of all brides) and 1,697 grooms (1.4% of all grooms) who registered for marriage, were widowed. This represents an increase of 0.1 percentage points for brides and a decrease of 0.1 percentage points for grooms since 2010. The number and proportion of widowed males and females marrying has decreased over the past 20 years.
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