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Canadian Divorce Statistics

"What are the divorce statistics for Canada?"
There were 71,783 divorces in Canada in 2001, which is the last year for which statistics are available. This number has been more or less constant for several years now. The all-time high was in 1987, when there were 96,200 divorces. This followed the introduction of the Canadian Divorce Act in 1985, which liberalized the laws in Canada.

"How many divorces are there in Ontario?"
There were 26,577 divorces in Ontario in 2001, which is the last year for which statistics are available. Again, this number has remained pretty much the same for several years.

"What are the chances of a Candian couple getting a divorce?"
The riskiest year is the fourth year of marriage. In the first year of marriage, there are less than one divorce for every 1,000 marriages. After one year of marriage, there are 5.1 divorces for every 1,000 marriages in Canada. After two years of marriage, there are 17 divorces for every 1,000 marriages in Canada. After three years, there are 23.6 divorces for every 1,000 Canadian marriages. After four years, there are 25.5 divorces for every 1,000 Canadian marriages. After that, the chances of divorce decline slowly for each subsequent year of marriage.

"What are the chances of a marriage lasting 30 years?"
The statistics vary over time dramatically. The all-time low was in 1987, when it was expected that 50.6% of all marriages in Canada would end before the 30th wedding anniversary. Currently, it's expected that 37.7% of all Canadian marriages will end in a divorce before the 30th anniversary.
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