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Marriages Registered and Divorce Absolutes Granted:  2005-2010  
Year Marriages Marriage Rate  Divorces Divorce Rate  
per 1000 pop. per 100 Marriages
2005 25,937 9.78 1,806 6.96
2006 23,181 8.70 1,768 7.63
2007 20,250 7.57 1,140 5.63
2008 22,152 8.23 1,654 7.52
2009 21,412 7.94 1,853 8.65
2010 20,489 7.58 2,371 11.57
Note: The smaller number of divorces absolute granted in 2007 compared to previous years does not represent an actual decline. In September 2006 the Matrimonial Causes Rules were amended to allow divorces to be heard in chambers without a hearing. This resulted in a considerable backlog of divorce petitions.There has been some improvement in the clearing of the backlog since 2008.
Last Update May 17, 2010
 
Last Updated: July 18, 2014
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