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The UK divorce rate: who is divorcing and why

I have attached below the figures produced by the UK Office of National Statistics, which is the recognised UK national statistical institute. The UK divorce rate statistics included in this table deal with divorces for the calender year 2011.  The 2012 figures will not be produced until the end of this calender year (2013). The table helpfully shows whether husband or wife is applying for the divorce, and which fact they are relying on to secure that divorce. The ONS have also produced isolated figures for the over 60s group: behaviour is the most popular divorce fact for wives, regardless of their age, with husbands more frequently relying on separation or behaviour pre 60 and separation post 60.

Divorces granted to a sole party: Party to whom granted and fact proven at divorce, 2011        
England and Wales        
         
         
Numbers        
         
Party to whom granted Fact proven 
TotalAdulteryBehaviourDesertionSeparation (2 years and consent)Separation (5 years)Others1 
Husband (all ages)40,3696,17314,59721613,0466,31918 
Wife (all ages)77,01611,12941,83531916,7736,801159 
Husband (aged 60+)3,514338944179681,2443 
Wife (aged 60+)3,7064961,746176567883 
         
Percentages        
         
Party to whom granted Fact proven 
TotalAdulteryBehaviourDesertionSeparation (2 years and consent)Separation (5 years)Others1 
Husband (all ages)1001536132160 
Wife (all ages)100145402290 
Husband (aged 60+)1001027028350 
Wife (aged 60+)1001347018210 
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