Separation and Divorce - What do the Stats Say?
- The number of marriages in Australia decreased in 2013 by 3.5% (118,982 marriages registered, 4,282 less than in 2012).
- 81.3% of brides and 79.7% of grooms had not been married before.
- The median age at marriage was 31.5 years for males and 29.5 years for females, an increase of 0.1 years for both males and females since 2012.
- The trend of civil celebrants overseeing the majority of marriages continues, with 72.5% of all marriages conducted by a civil celebrant.
- The number of divorces decreased by 4.6% (49,917 divorces granted in 2013, a decrease of 2,279 from 2012).
- Joint applications for divorce continued to be the highest applicant type for the fourth year in a row, with 19,625 divorces granted from joint applications, compared with 15,684 from female applicants and 12,329 from male applicants.
- The median age at divorce was 44.8 years for males and 42.2 years for females, an increase of 0.2 years for males and 0.4 years for females in 2012.
- The median duration from marriage to divorce was 12.1 years, slightly less than in 2012.
- Divorces involving children decreased by 1.4%, with 41,747 applications involving children, compared to 44,834 in 2012.
- The average number of children per divorce involving children was 1.8.
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics – Marriages and Divorces
Divorce in Mosman
Split city: Divorcees by postcode Relationships - Life & Style Home, smh.com.au, July 19 2008
"Mosman is the divorce capital of Sydney, and it is mostly women who are keeping the family home. Erik Jensen reports.
BLUES POINT TOWER is an ex-husband hotspot. Satellite to the divorce capital of Sydney - Mosman - the concrete shaft draws them in with furnished apartments, three-month leases and proximity to the family home.
Fresh analysis of the 2006 census for the Herald shows there are more than 1200 divorcees in Mosman, with lone women outnumbering men two to one. Blacktown is next on Sydney's list of most divorcees, though there the breakdown between men and women levels out. In Mosman, 7.8 per cent of dwellings are home to single divorcees, in the Blacktown the figure is 5.1 per cent."
The Science of Heartbreak
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Impact of Divorce lasts for Decades
The emotional and social impacts of divorce are felt for decades after a marriage breaks down, leaving a generation of older Australians vulnerable to loneliness and poor health.
A new study into the wellbeing of Australians aged between 55 and 74 - the first generation to experience divorce at high rates - found divorcees felt more socially isolated and less satisfied with life compared with married men and women.
Remarrying seems to allay the negative impacts of divorce, with people who married again reporting similar levels of social support, life satisfaction and health as those who were married to their first spouse.
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Parental divorce or death can affect a child in a number of ways. In the short term, there is the initial trauma of the loss and adjusting to life without the parent. For those who find themselves in a one-parent family, the adjustment is often accompanied by greater risk of economic disadvantage either through the loss of the main income earner, or the reduced labour force participation of the remaining parent as they assume the sole caring role. There are concerns that the difficulties associated with family breakdown or the loss of a parent and the ensuing challenges of living in a sole parent family could lead to lower levels of educational and later occupational attainment by children who grow up in sole parent families.