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Provides information collected from Family Court Registries on the number of divorces granted each year. Data include characteristics of each party in the divorce (e.g. age at marriage, separation and divorce, and country of birth), characteristics of the marriage (e.g. number of children and duration of marriage) and characteristics of divorce (e.g. type of application, state of registration, and year of registration). Data are collected and reported on an annual basis.

Main topics

Age/ relative age of parties at divorce
Crude/ age-specific divorce rates
Country of birth/ relative country of birth
Selected divorce indicators
Length of marriage to separation and divorce
Number of children
Age of youngest child
State/ territory of registration

Statistical releases

Marriages and Divorces, Australia (cat. no. 3310.0)
Australian Historical Population Statistics (cat. no. 3105.0.65.001)
Divorces, Australia (cat. no. 3307.0.55.001)

Commonwealth of Australia 2008

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