Number of divorces in England and Wales increased in 2012

The number of divorces in England and Wales in 2012 was 118,140, an increase of 0.5% since 2011, when there were 117,558 divorces. The number of civil partnership dissolutions also increased.The number of divorces in 2012 was highest among men and women aged 40 to 44.

For those married in 1972, 22% of marriages had ended in divorce by their 15th wedding anniversary whereas for those married in 1997, almost a third of marriages had ended by this time. Almost half of all divorces in 2012 occurred in the first ten years of marriage and divorce was most likely to occur between the fourth and eighth wedding anniversary.

To read the report released from from the Office of National Statistics please see the link below

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