Divorces in England and Wales: 2014

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  • There were 111,169 divorces in 2014, a decrease of 3.1% compared with 2013 and a decline of 27% from a recent peak in 2003.
  • The number of divorces in 2014 was highest among men aged 45 to 49 and women aged 40 to 44.
  • In 2014, there were 9.3 men divorcing per thousand married males, a decrease of 5.1% compared with 2013 and a fall of 30.6% from a recent peak in the divorce rate in 2004.
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