3310.0 - Marriages and Divorces, Australia, 2011  
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LENGTH OF MARRIAGE OF DIVORCING COUPLES

The median duration of marriage to divorce increased from 10.3 years in 1991 to a peak of 12.6 years in 2005. Since 2005 it has remained relatively stable, with a median duration of marriage to divorce of 12.2 years recorded in 2011.

2.7 Median duration to separation and divorce, Australia - 1991-2011
Graph: 2.7 Median duration to separation and divorce, Australia—1991–2011


Similarly the median duration of marriage to separation increased from 7.4 years in 1991 to a peak of 8.9 years in 2006. In 2011 the median duration of marriage to separation was 8.7 years.





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