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Contents >> Divorces >> LENGTH OF MARRIAGE OF DIVORCING COUPLES

LENGTH OF MARRIAGE OF DIVORCING COUPLES

The median duration of marriage to divorce has increased from 10.2 years in 1989 to a peak of 12.6 years in 2005. It has since declined to 12.3 years in 2010.

2.7 Median duration to separation and divorce, Australia - 1990-2010
Graph: 2.7 Median duration to separation and divorce, Australia—1990–2010


The median duration of marriage to separation has increased from 7.5 years in 1990 to a peak of 8.9 years in 2006 and 2007. This figure has declined slightly in recent years to 8.8 years in 2010.





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