42% Of Marriages End In Divorce

The number of divorces in England and Wales in 2011 was 117,558, a decrease of 1.7% since 2010, when there were 119,589 divorces, according to the Office for National Statistics.

The number of divorces in 2011 was highest among men and women aged 40 to 44.

Based on marriage, divorce and mortality statistics for 2010, it is estimated that the percentage of marriages ending in divorce is 42%, compared with 45% in 2005.


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