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Marriages Civil Unions and Divorces: Year ended December 2007
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  06 May 2008
Key facts
  • There were 21,500 resident marriages registered in New Zealand during the December 2007 year.
  • There were 2,000 marriages registered to overseas residents in 2007.
  • The general marriage rate was 13.6 marriages per 1,000 not-married population aged 16 years and over in 2007.
  • There were 316 resident civil unions registered in 2007, of which 80 percent were same-sex unions.
  • There were 77 civil unions registered to overseas residents in 2007.
  • There were 9,600 orders for dissolution of marriage granted in New Zealand during the December 2007 year.
  • There were 11.3 divorces for every 1,000 married couples in 2007.
 Graph, General Marriage Rate.  Graph, Divorce Rate.
Geoff Bascand 6 May 2008
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-055X
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