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The divorce rate in England and Wales in 2012

The Office of National Statistics has released its figures for divorce data in 2012, and advises us that the number of divorces in England and Wales increased by 0.5% to 118,140 compared with 117,558 in 2011.

Of those 118,140 divorcing couples the “fact” proven in the petition was as follows:

Year of divorceParty to whom grantedFact proven
TotalAdulteryBehaviourDesertionSeparation         (2 years and consent)Separation (5 years)Others
2012Husband41,5425,67515,21033413,2377,04739
Wife76,40010,32041,24838516,9737,231243

I attach the figures for marriage and divorce rates between 1932 and 2012:

Number of marriages and divorces, 1932–2012
England and Wales  
    
Year DivorcesMarriages 
19323,894307,184 
19334,042318,191 
19344,287342,307 
19354,069349,536 
19365,146354,644 
19374,886359,160 
19386,250361,768 
19398,254439,694 
19407,755470,549 
19416,368388,921 
19427,618369,744 
194310,012296,432 
194412,312302,714 
194515,634397,626 
194629,829385,606 
194760,254401,210 
194843,698396,891 
194934,856375,041 
195030,870358,490 
195128,767360,624 
195233,922349,308 
195330,326344,998 
195428,027341,731 
195526,816357,918 
195626,265352,944 
195723,785346,903 
195822,654339,913 
195924,286340,126 
196023,868343,614 
196125,394346,678 
196228,935347,732 
196332,052351,329 
196434,868359,307 
196537,785371,127 
196639,067384,497 
196743,093386,052 
196845,794407,822 
196951,310396,746 
197058,239415,487 
197174,437404,737 
1972119,025426,241 
1973106,003400,435 
1974113,500384,389 
1975120,522380,620 
1976126,694358,567 
1977129,053356,954 
1978143,667368,258 
1979138,706368,853 
1980148,301370,022 
1981145,713351,973 
1982146,698342,166 
1983147,479344,334 
1984144,501349,186 
1985160,300346,389 
1986153,903347,924 
1987151,007351,761 
1988152,633348,492 
1989150,872346,697 
1990153,386331,150 
1991158,745306,756 
1992160,385311,564 
1993165,018299,197 
1994158,175291,069 
1995155,499283,012 
1996157,107278,975 
1997146,689272,536 
1998145,214267,303 
1999144,556263,515 
2000141,135267,961 
2001143,818249,227 
2002147,735255,596 
2003153,065270,109 
2004152,923273,069 
2005141,322247,805 
2006132,140239,454 
2007128,131235,367 
2008121,708235,794 
2009113,949232,443 
2010119,589 243,808 
2011117,558247,890P 
2012118,140.. 
    
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