http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/vsob1/divorces-in-england-and-wales/2012/index.html
13 Divorces an hour* in England and Wales in 2012
There were 118,140 divorces in England and
Wales in 2012.
Almost half of all divorces in 2012 occurred in the first 10 years of marriage.
Women were granted 65% of all divorces in
2012
There were 9,703 mean and 6,026 women aged over 60 who got divorced in
2012.
One in seven divorces were granted as a result of adultery in 2012.
In 2012, there were 719 (less than 1%) divorces granted because of desertion.
The average age* at divorce was 45 for men and 42 for women in 2012 (*rounded)
In 2012, most divorces (71%) were for first marriages.
In 2012, 9% of couples divorcing had both been divorced before.
In 2012, 48% of couples divorcing had at least one child aged under 16 living
with the family.
In 2012, divorces were most likely to occur between the 4th and 8th wedding
anniversary.
It is expected that 42% of marriages will end in divorce.
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  1. 1. http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/vsob1/divorces-in-england-and-wales/2012/index.html
  2. 2. 13 Divorces an hour* in England and Wales in 2012
  3. 3. There were 118,140 divorces in England and Wales in 2012.
  4. 4. Almost half of all divorces in 2012 occurred in the first 10 years of marriage.
  5. 5. Women were granted 65% of all divorces in 2012
  6. 6. There were 9,703 mean and 6,026 women aged over 60 who got divorced in 2012.
  7. 7. One in seven divorces were granted as a result of adultery in 2012.
  8. 8. In 2012, there were 719 (less than 1%) divorces granted because of desertion.
  9. 9. The average age* at divorce was 45 for men and 42 for women in 2012 (*rounded)
  10. 10. In 2012, most divorces (71%) were for first marriages.
  11. 11. In 2012, 9% of couples divorcing had both been divorced before.
  12. 12. In 2012, 48% of couples divorcing had at least one child aged under 16 living with the family.
  13. 13. In 2012, divorces were most likely to occur between the 4th and 8th wedding anniversary.
  14. 14. It is expected that 42% of marriages will end in divorce.

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