Divorces in England and Wales in 2012

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Divorces in England and Wales in 2012

  1. 1. DIVORCES IN ENGLAND & WALES IN 2012 What’s your ‘Actually, I don’t’ IQ? Data and Graphics from the Office for National Statistics
  2. 2. In 2012 there were over 100,000 divorces in England and Wales True or False
  3. 3. There were 118,140 divorces in England and Wales in 2012 True
  4. 4. If, in total, there were 118,140 divorces in 2012, how many divorces were there per hour? Question
  5. 5. There were 13 divorces an hour in England and Wales in 2012
  6. 6. Almost half of all divorces in 2012 occurred in the first ___ years of marriage Fill in the blank:
  7. 7. Almost half of all divorces in 2012 occurred in the first 10 years of marriage
  8. 8. In 2012, divorces were most likely to occur between the ___th and the ___th wedding anniversary Fill in the blanks:
  9. 9. In 2012, divorces were most likely to occur between the 4th and the 8th wedding anniversary
  10. 10. In 2012, 9,703 men aged over 60 got divorced True or False
  11. 11. There were 9,703 men and 6,026 women aged over 60 who got divorced in 2012 True
  12. 12. What fraction of divorces in 2012 were granted as a result of adultery? Question
  13. 13. or 1 in every 7 divorces were granted as a result of adultery in 2012 1 7
  14. 14. Men were granted 65% of all divorces in 2012. True or False
  15. 15. Women were granted 65% of all divorces in 2012 False
  16. 16. How many divorces were granted because of desertion in 2012? Question (Remember there were 118,140 divorces in total)
  17. 17. In 2012, there were 719 (less than 1%) divorces granted because of desertion
  18. 18. In 2012: The average age for men to get divorced at was ____ The average age for women to get divorced at was ____ Fill in the blanks
  19. 19. The average age at divorce was 45 for men and 42 for women in 2012
  20. 20. In 2012, most divorces were for first marriages True or False
  21. 21. In 2012, most divorces (71%) were for first marriages True
  22. 22. In 2012, ___% of all couples divorcing had at least one child aged under 16 living with the family Fill in the blank:
  23. 23. In 2012, 48% of couples divorcing had at least one child aged under 16 living with the family
  24. 24. In 2012, what % of couples divorcing had both been divorced before? Question
  25. 25. In 2012, 9% of couples divorcing had both been divorced before
  26. 26. What % of marriages are expected to end in divorce? Question
  27. 27. It is expected that 42% of marriages will end in divorce

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