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Divorces in England and WalesThis product is designated as National Statistics

Tables contain dissolutions and annulments of marriage by previous marital status, sex and age of divorcees, children and facts proven and to whom granted.

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Latest edition

Divorces in England and Wales - 2013
Released: 23 November 2015

Previous editions

Divorces in England and Wales - 2012
Released: 06 February 2014
Divorces in England and Wales - 2011
Released: 20 December 2012
Divorces in England and Wales - 2010
Released: 08 December 2011
Divorces in England and Wales - 2009
Released: 17 February 2011
Divorces in England and Wales - 2008
Released: 28 January 2010
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