Total number of divorces in France 2004-2016

Total number of divorces in France from 2004 to 2016

by Statista Research Department, last edited Aug 9, 2019
Total number of divorces in France 2004-2016 In 2016, the number of divorces in France was of 128,043, compared to 131,335 in 2004. France had a divorce rate of 51.2 per 100 marriages in 2014. A number which was not one of the highest in Europe but that emphasizes the fact that in recent years, divorce is a phenomenon with a significant impact on Western countries.
The characteristics of French divorces

Despite a record number of 152,020 separations in 2005, the number of divorces in France remained stable since the mid-2000s and has also been declining by a rate of 8 percent between 2004 and 2014. Since then, the number of divorces remained almost the same in the country. In 2017, the majority of divorces in France were pronounced by mutual consent. Most of divorces pronounced in France concerned marriages which lasted between 4 years and 7 years.

Unions in France

The number of marriages in France is decreasing since 2004 reaching 235,000 in 2018, compared to 265,404 ten years before. Same-sex marriage was legalized in France since 2013, but civil partnerships are the type of unions that increased in recent years. More than 205,000 civil partnerships were contracted in 2010 in France. Implemented in 1999, civil unions in France are established between two individuals regardless of gender.
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Total number of divorces in France from 2004 to 2016

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