3310.0 - Marriages and Divorces, Australia, 2008 Quality Declaration 
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NUMBER OF DIVORCES

The number of divorces granted in Australia have been decreasing each year since reaching a peak in 2001.

This trend continued in 2008 with 47,209 divorces granted in comparison to 47,963 in 2007, showing a decrease of 754 or 1.6% over this period. The number of divorces granted in 2008 was 10.5% lower when compared to 2004, and 10.2% lower when compared to 1999 due to a peak in the number of divorces granted in 2001.

Divorces granted, Australia - 1989-2008
Graph: Divorces granted, Australia - 1989–2008






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