​FOI Reference: FOI/2022/4150

You asked

Is it possible to get a breakdown of divorce rates by ethnicity?

We said

​Thank you for your enquiry.

We receive limited data regarding divorce from Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunal Service for the production of divorce statistics, and ethnicity is not recorded as part of divorce registration.

We do not receive name, address, or sex either. This means we cannot link the divorces data to a source such as the Census, which does include ethnicity information. This information therefore is not held.

You may wish to direct your query to HM Courts and Tribunal Service, as they may be able to assist further. They can be contacted via email at data.access@justice.gov.uk.