Total number of divorces in France 2004-2017

In 2017, the number of divorces in France was of 90,613. France had a divorce rate of 51.2 per 100 marriages in 2014. A number which was not one of the highest in Europe but that emphasizes the fact that in recent years, divorce is a phenomenon with a significant impact on Western countries.

The characteristics of French divorces

Despite a record number of 152,020 separations in 2005, the number of divorces in France remained stable since the mid-2000s and has also been declining by a rate of 8 percent between 2004 and 2014. Since then, the number of divorces remained almost the same in the country, even though an decrease has been seen between 2016 and 2017. In 2017, the majority of divorces in France were pronounced by mutual consent. Most of divorces pronounced in France concerned marriages which lasted between 4 years and 7 years.

Unions in France

The number of marriages in France is decreasing since 2004 reaching 235,000 in 2018, compared to 265,404 ten years before. Same-sex marriage was legalized in France since 2013, but civil partnerships are the type of unions that increased in recent years. More than 205,000 civil partnerships were contracted in 2010 in France. Implemented in 1999, civil unions in France are established between two individuals regardless of gender.

Total number of divorces in France from 2004 to 2017

Number of divorces
2004131,335
2005152,020
2006135,910
2007134,477
2008132,594
2009130,601
2010133,909
2011132,977
2012128,371
2013124,948
2014123,537
2015123,668
2016128,043
201790,613
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Source

Release date

2019

Region

France

Survey time period

2004 to 2017

Supplementary notes

The figures have been taken from several publications.

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