On 27 November 2020, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released the most recent figures in relation to marriage and divorce in Australia.
The statistics show:
- The rate of marriage is continuing to decline: from a rate of 6 marriages per 1,000 head of population in 1999 to 4.5 in 2019.
- The divorce rate is declining: from 2.8 divorces per 1,000 head of population in 1999 to 1.9 in 2019.
- The duration of marriages is increasing: from 7.9 years to separation in 1999 to 8.5 years in 2019.