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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
% 33.30 34.60 33.60 35.00 40.30 35.50
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 either customarily married in Hong Kong before the Marriage Reform Ordinance was enacted in 1971 or got married outside Hong Kong.
Footnote
All figures are collected from Census and Statistics Department since 1981.
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