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Marriages, Civil Unions, and Divorces: Year ended December 2010
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  17 June 2011
Key facts

In the December 2010 year:

  • 20,900 marriages were registered to New Zealand residents.
  • 2,200 marriages were registered to overseas residents.
  • The general marriage rate was 12.5 marriages per 1,000 not-married population aged 16 years and over.
  • 273 resident civil unions were registered, of which 73 percent were same-sex unions.
  • 65 civil unions were registered to overseas residents.
  • 8,900 divorces were granted in New Zealand.
  • There were 10.2 divorces for every 1,000 estimated existing marriages.

 
Graph, General marriage rate, 1996–2010.

Graph, Divorce rate, 1996–2010.

 
Dallas Welch (Mrs) 17 June 2011
Acting Government Statistician ISSN 1178-055X
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