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Separation and Divorce

abs separation and divorceThe Australian Bureau of Statistics released the latest data for Separation and Divorce last week. These 2012 figures show that in Western Australia, 5073 divorces were granted. A slight increase on the previous years figure of 5020.

2218 of these applications were joint, while 1541 were female and the remaining 1314 were male.

Other divorce statistics highlighted included the average divorce age, which for males was 45.7 years, and for females it was 42.8 years of age.

The average length of a marriage before Separation and Divorce

In 2012, the average length of a marriage before separation was 8.9 years, and to divorce was 12.6 years.

Divorces involving children

The number of children affected by divorce in Western Australia has decreased from 54.2 in 2011 to 52.8% in 2012.

You can view all the statistics on Separation and Divorce here.