Divorce rate drops as couples wait

23 June 2017 - 05:35 By The Daily Telegraph
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Analysis suggests the plummeting divorce rate is partly being driven by sensible couples who are now more likely to wait longer before they marry.

New figures from the UK Office of National Statistics show that in 2015 101055 couples divorced, the lowest number since 1971.

The number of opposite-sex couples divorcing fell by more than a third between 2003 and 2015 and by 9.1% between 2014 and 2015, the biggest drop in more than 40 years.

The report says: "Age at marriage is considered to be linked to the risk of divorce with those marrying in their teens and early 20s being at greater risk of divorce."