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Divorce Rates in Australia

Divorce Rates in Australia

2Sep, 14
Divorce Rates in Australia

QUESTION: Which Australian State or Territory has the highest number percentage of recorded divorce rates against marriages?

ANSWER:
Queensland had the highest crude divorce rate of 2.5 divorces per 1,000 estimated resident population, while the Northern Territory had the lowest of divorce rates in Australia at 1.7 per 1,000 estimated resident population.

Tasmania, ACT and Queensland reported the highest proportion of all divorces involving children, at 53.7%, 51.6% and 51.3% respectively. New South Wales and Northern Territory (46.3%) reported the lowest proportion of divorces involving children. 

Northern Territory had the highest median age at divorce rates for males at 45.7 years, followed by Western Australia and Tasmania (45.4 years), while New South Wales had the lowest median age at divorce for males at 44.2 years of age. 

Tasmania had the highest median age at divorce for females at 42.8 years, followed by Western Australia and South Australia (42.6 years), while New South Wales had the lowest median age at divorce for females at 41.1 years of age. 

Median length of marriage prior to divorce was highest in Tasmania (13.1 years), while New South Wales (11.2 years) had the shortest median length of marriage to divorce

In 2012, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory all recorded more joint applications for divorcethan male or female only applications. This did not change from 2011.

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Data Source: Divorce Rates in Australia