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Divorce in the UK by Age and Sex

In England and Wales

YearDecrees made absoluteDivorce decrees per 1,000 married populationPer-cent aged under 35Mean age at divorce1Median age at divorce1
MalesAll divorces1st marriage2nd or later marriage16 and over16–2425–2930–3435–4445 and over
2000141.1112.129.112.722.327.927.421.96.329.941.339.7
2001143.8114.329.513.020.327.928.322.86.528.441.540.0
2002147.7116.930.813.423.229.129.223.76.926.741.940.4
2003153.5121.432.014.024.630.330.025.27.424.742.340.9
2004153.4121.132.314.125.030.330.025.37.723.342.741.4
2005141.8111.730.113.123.928.127.123.57.521.843.142.0
2006132.6104.328.212.422.026.925.722.27.220.643.442.4
Females
2000141.1112.628.512.624.529.026.619.45.239.638.837.3
2001143.8114.629.212.923.929.227.620.55.437.839.137.7
2002147.7117.530.213.326.830.328.321.65.735.939.438.2
2003153.5121.931.614.028.231.429.123.26.133.739.838.7
2004153.4121.831.614.027.831.728.923.66.431.940.239.2
2005141.8112.029.713.026.528.526.122.26.230.040.639.8
2006132.6104.827.712.324.428.024.421.16.028.840.940.1
1. The mean/median ages shown in this table are unstandardised and therefore take no account of changes in the structure of the population by age or marital status.
Source: UK Statistics Authority, Web: www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk
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