Divorce quotes

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, legal services generate $18 billion a year in income, contributing $11 billion to the Australian economy. By not settling early with your partner, you donate your wealth for the benefit of the state. Margaret Storm

Maybe a nation that consumes as much booze and dope as we do and has our kind of divorce statistics should pipe down about ''character issues.'' Either that or just go ahead and determine the presidency with three-legged races and pie-eating contests. It would make better TV. P. J. O'Rourke

I've come loaded with statistics, for I've noticed that a man can't prove anything without statistics. Mark Twain

In ancient times they had no statistics so they had to fall back on lies. Stephen Leacock

Statistics are like a bikini. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital. Aaron Levenstein

There are Five kinds of lies: Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, Politicians quoting statistics, and Novelists quoting Politicians on Statistics. Stephen K Tagg

Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent. 14% of people know that. Dan Castellaneta

I can prove anything by statistics except the truth. George Canning


Divorce Statistics AUSTRALIA

Divorce statistics"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."

Benjamin Disraeli


  • In Australia, every third marriage ends in divorce;
  • About 29% of Australians never marry;
  • During the past two decades, Australians started to marry less and divorce more;
  • About one-third of children today are born outside the traditional marriage;
  • Men are more likely to die than to divorce (33.4% chance for a marriage to end in divorce, and 47% chance for a man to die while married); 
  • Women are more likely to divorce than to die (33.4% chance for a marriage to end in divorce, and 22% chance for a woman to die while married) - this is due to longer life expectancy for women;
  • Divorced people have a higher chance of re-marriage than those who are widowed - nearly half of divorced people re-marry;
  • The number of joint divorce applications increased in the last years;
  • About three-quarters of people who marry today lived with their partner for some time prior to marriage;
  • Divorced people who are in de-facto relationships are less likely to marry their partner than the ones who have never been married;
  • Married people are twice as likely to have children than the ones in de-facto relationships;
  • Most people aged 35-64 years have been in at least one live-in relationship (95%);
  • Marriages are now lasting longer before the divorce than 20 years ago (the median duration of marriage to divorce was 12.5 years in 2007 compared with 10.1 years in 1988);
  • The divorce rate in Australia per 1000 of population remains around the level of 2.5% (plus-minus 0.2%) since 1988, as well as the average number of children per divorce of 1.88;
  • Women file more divorce applications than men;
  • Most men divorce at the age 40-44, women at the age 35-39;
  • Most divorces in Australia are granted in New South Wales, followed by Victoria and Queensland;
  • According to the latest divorce statistics available, the divorce rate in Australia is on decline: after the peak divorce rate of 2.7% in 2001, it reached 2.3% in 2007 for 1,000 of residential population - the lowest since 1988.

Based on the data of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (LIFETIME MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE TRENDS, COUPLES IN AUSTRALIA and Divorces, Australia)


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1 March 2009 - New de-facto regulation became effective in Queensland, Australia: de-facto couples whose relationship broke following 1 March 2009 will be applying to Family Court for both property settlement and custody of the children.


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