World Divorce Statistics
World Divorce Statistics of various countries
Indian divorce rate
In India, out of 1000 marriages, usually 11 marriages end up in a divorce. Practically, out of 100 marriages, 1 terminates in a divorce. This divorce rate is one of the lowest in the world. The country witnesses a very low divorce rate in 1990, when out of 1000 marriages, only 7.4 were divorced. The villages in India record an even lower rate of divorce, while in the urban regions the rate is slightly higher. However, it has been witnessed in the recent past, that the divorce rate in the urban regions of India is rising.
The scenario in Singapore
Singapore claims of a divorce rate of 10 percent. In other words, out of 100 marriages, 10 marriages witness a divorce. In this country, there are different ethnic groups. In case of marriages within an ethnic group, the divorce rate is less while in case of interethnic marriages the divorce rate is more. The divorce rate for Malays fell during the 1980s, while it increased for the other ethnic groups.
In 1987, 2,708 divorces were recorded in Singapore. Out of these, 796 were under the Muslim Law Act and 1,912 under the Women's Charter. This resulted in 17.8 divorces for 100 marriages of Muslims and 10 divorces for 100 marriages for non-Muslims.
Japan doubles its divorce rate
Out of 4 marriages in Japan, 1 ends up in a divorce. The divorce rate is almost 27 percent. From 1990 to 2000, the divorce rate in Japan doubled and there 0.264 million couples were separated in 2000.
Australia introduces Family Law Act
After the introduction of the Family Law Act in 1975-76, 63,230 divorces were recorded in Australia in 1976 and this is a record in this country. The second highest number is 52,500 divorces that took place in 1996.
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