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Marriages and divorces in Australia

Last week the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released the latest data on marriages and divorces in Australia. As expected, COVID-19 had a direct impact on the number of marriages in 2020. Last year, there were 78,989 marriages, a 30.6% decrease from 2019. The many restrictions in place, including social distancing, size limits on gatherings (including weddings) and travel, led to the largest annual marriage decrease ever reported by the ABS. Marriage in summary There were 78,989 marriages registered in Australia in 2020, compared with 113,815 in 2019. Annual marriage registrations are the lowest reported since 1961 (76,686). In 2020, Australia's crude marriage rate w... Read more...

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