1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2006  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/03/2005   
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The following graph shows the effect the passing of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cwlth) had on the number of divorces granted in Tasmania. Up to 1975 the number of divorces per year in Tasmania was consistently below 600. In 1976, the number of divorces jumped to 1,758. Since 1976 the number of divorces has remained at over 1,000 a year.

NUMBER OF DIVORCES, Tasmania - 1901-2001r

Graph: NUMBER OF DIVORCES, Tasmania - 1901-2001

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