Children and divorce statistics

There are many reliable statistics to be found. The most interesting children and divorce statistics are listed on these pages.

Divorces by number of children involved. Data are from 2007 or latest available

Percentages
Divorce without children Children involved divorces

Total 1 child 2 children more Unknown
Australia 50.7 49.3 18.5 21.2 9.6
Austria 42.5 57.5 23.5 25.3 8.7
Bulgaria 48.0 52.0 39.1 12.0 1.0
Cyprus 51.2 48.8 26.9 17.5 4.4
Czech Republic 40.9 59.1 33.2 23.1 2.8
Estonia 47.4 52.6 34.5 15.0 3.1
Finland 36.6 63.4 22.1 26.3 15.3
France 42.6 57.4 24.4 23.6 9.4
Germany 51.0 49.0 26.4 18.1 4.6
Greece 29.7 61.4 27.4 27.4 6.6 8.9
Hungary 39.5 60.5 32.8 20.8 7.0
Iceland 39.8 60.2 23.5 25.0 11.7
Italy 62.9 37.1 26.8 9.3 0.9
Japan 43.2 56.8 26.7 22.3 7.8
Korea 38.8 60.7 26.8 29.6 4.4 0.5
Latvia 41.8 58.2 41.4 14.1 2.7
Lithuania 37.3 62.7 41.9 17.3 3.5
Luxembourg 33.6 66.4 25.4 29.4 11.6
Mexico 24.3 58.4 28.6 20.7 9.2
Netherlands 43.8 56.2 20.3 26.8 9.2 1.8
New Zealand 55.3 44.7 18.0 19.3 7.5
Norway 43.8 56.2 23.3 23.8 9.0
Poland 38.7 61.3 39.3 17.5 4.4
Portugal 29.5 70.5 39.5 24.9 6.2
Romania 52.1 47.9 35.3 10.6 1.9
Slovak Republic 34.3 65.7 38.5 22.5 4.7
Slovenia 48.5 51.5 27.0 22.0 2.5 0.0
Spain 44.9 49.0 31.8 15.1 2.0 6.1
Sweden 42.7 56.6 23.4 22.9 10.3 0.7
Switzerland 54.9 45.1 21.8 18.7 4.6
Turkey 43.5 56.5 23.3 19.5 13.7
United Kingdom 32.0 54.6 21.9 23.0 9.7

Source: children and divorce statistics OECD

Comments: Belgium is not listed because the authorities do not keep track of children and divorce statistics. Belgium has one of the higest rate of divorce in the world. It seems like the government has other priorities though.


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