Canada’s divorce rate is dropping, new data shows
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Canada’s total divorce rate declined to just under half the United States rate in 2016, as the country’s population grew and marriages broke down, new census data shows.
Canada’s divorce rates have remained fairly stable since 2006, when Canada had just a fraction of the population.
Since then, the country has seen an increasing proportion of its population marry and divorce, and the rate of divorce in Canada has dropped by nearly 10 per cent.
That trend has been especially dramatic in recent years, with a decrease in divorce rates in the second quarter of this year and a further decline in the first quarter of 2019.
However, the latest data released Tuesday suggests Canada is slowly starting to catch up.
According to Statistics Canada, Canada’s number of divorces declined by 0.1 per cent in 2016.
That’s still well below the United Kingdom’s 0.5 per cent drop, but it’s still a significant drop.
The United States is down to a slightly higher rate of 2.3 per cent, while the United Arab Emirates is down by 1.5 percentage points.
Canada has also seen an increase in divorce cases.
For a breakdown of the latest trends in Canada’s divorces, click here.
Canada’s total divorce rate declined to just under half the United States rate in 2016, as the country’s population grew…