Number of divorces down 0.6% in 2016

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Headline: Number of divorces down 0.6% in 2016

WIESBADEN – In Germany, 162,397 married couples divorced in 2016, representing a decrease of just under 1,000, or 0.6%, on the previous year. In most cases, the divorce was preceded by a one-year period of separation of the partners (82.6%). The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that 51.3% of the applications for divorce were filed by the wife, 40.9% by the husband, and the rest by both.Basic data and long time series are available in table Divorces in Germany (12631-0001) in the GENESIS-Online database

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