Snapshot of Marriage and Divorce in Australia

The National Alliance of Christian Leaders (NACL) reports on new marriage statistics released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The Stats show that divorces in Australia are down 2.6% at 48,935 divorces. 23,619 divorces involved 43,867 children under the age of 18. The median duration of marriage to divorce is 12.2 years.

The stats suggest that 78% of all married couples had lived together prior to marriage. 

For the ABS report, Marriages and Divorces, Australia 2011 released 30 Nov click here

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POSTED 6 Dec 2012
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