Saturday, March 31, 2012

Latest census shows major surge in divorce

The number of divorced people has risen by 150% since 2002, according to the latest census figures.

The number of divorced people has risen by 150% since 2002, according to the latest census figures.

The figures are up from 35,059 to 87,770. 

In contrast the number of people identified as separated has levelled off and stood at 116,194, up marginally from 107,263 in 2006.

There are now more women that men in the country - 42,854 more to be precise - resulting in an overall sex ratio of 98.1 males for every 100 females. 

This is a reversal of the situation in 2006 when the sex ratio was 100.1. 

The overall population has also increased and now stands at over 4.58 million.

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