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Marriages Civil Unions and Divorces: Year ended December 2006
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  03 May 2007
Key facts
  • There were 21,500 resident marriages registered in New Zealand during the December 2006 year.
  • There were 2,000 marriages registered to overseas residents in 2006.
  • The general marriage rate was 13.5 marriages per 1,000 not-married population aged 16 years and over in 2006.
  • There were 397 resident civil unions registered in 2006,of which 80 percent were same-sex unions.
  • There were 10,100 orders for dissolution of marriage granted in New Zealand during the December 2006 year.
  • The divorce rate in 2006 was 12.5 divorces per 1,000 estimated existing marriages.

 Graph, General Marriage Rate.

 Graph, Divorce Rate.
 
 
Dallas Welch 3 May 2007
Acting Government Statistician Cat 32.901 Set 06/07 – 166
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