Marriage: Number of divorces at lowest stage since reunification | EUROtoday

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Last 12 months, fewer marriages resulted in divorce in Germany. This implies that the variety of divorces reached its lowest stage since reunion in 1990. This was introduced by the Federal Statistical Office. According to the figures, round 129,000 marriages broke up. The variety of divorces thus fell by 8,300 (6.1 p.c) in comparison with the earlier 12 months and thus greater than in 2022 (minus 3.8 p.c).

In line with the long-term development, the variety of divorces apart from a number of years since 2003 (minus 39.7 p.c). According to the data, the corona pandemic didn’t affect this growth both.

At the identical time, based on statistics, the variety of marriages can be declining in the long run. In 2023, it fell to the second lowest stage since 1950.

Most of the divorced marriages (80.1%) had been divorced after a earlier separation interval of 1 12 months. On common, the {couples} divorced in 2023 had been married for 14 years and 9 months.

https://www.zeit.de/gesellschaft/zeitgeschehen/2024-06/ehe-scheidungen-tiefstand-statistsiches-bundesamt