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Divorces as a percentage of marriages

Statistics
Year 1981 1986 1991 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
% 4.70 11.40 16.00 26.80 28.60 42.20 46.90 43.40
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
% 41.20 40.60 39.20 37.80 34.70 34.70 38.90 37.60
Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
% 33.30 34.60 33.60 35.00 40.30 35.50 38.90 34.40
Operational Definitions
The number of divorce decrees granted as percentage of number of newly registered marriages. Number of marriages excludes those cases of re-registration of couples who had customarily married before 7 October 1971.
Footnote
All figures are collected from Census and Statistics Department since 1981.
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