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2015 Divorces – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Dec 1, 2016

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abs_logoThe Australian Bureau of Statistics have just released the divorce statistics for Australia in 2015. Last year 48,517 divorces were granted in Australia, which was an increase of 4.3% (2019) from 2014 (when 46,498 divorces granted).

Some interesting statistics on Divorce in 2015

  • Males granted a divorce in 2015 were generally older than females at marriage, separation and divorce.
  • Over half (58.0%) of the females granted a divorce in 2015 were under 45 years of age at divorce compared with 48.8% of males.
  • People between 40-44 years of age had the highest percentage of divorces granted. 16.0% of males and 16.95% of females fell into that age group in 2015.
  • 23,063 divorces involved children under 18 years of age, representing 47.5% of divorces granted in 2015.

Joint applications for divorce

The proportion of joint applications for divorce has been increasing over the last 20 years, while applications by one applicant have decreased. By 2010, the number of joint application had outnumbered male applications and female applications for the first time. For 2015, the proportion of joint applications continued the increase and it remains the highest applicant type with 43.3% of all applications.

Divorce in Western Australia

In 2015, Western Australia had the largest proportional increase in the number of divorces granted of all states and territories with 474 (10.5%) more divorces than in 2014. Every state and territory recorded some kind of increase.

You can find all the statistics on Divorce at the Australian Bureau of Statistics website