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The Office for National Statistics has published its statistical bulletin for divorces in England and Wales in 2012. The bulletin presents annual statistics on divorces following court orders. It does not include divorces of couples usually resident in England and Wales that took place abroad.
The number of divorces in England and Wales in 2012 was 118,140, an increase of 0.5% since 2011. According to the report, the number of divorces declined between 2003 and 2009 from 153,065 to 113,949 followed by a 4.9% increase in 2010. The number of divorces has remained relatively stable since 2010, fluctuating just below the number recorded in 2010
Interesting key findings of report include:
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