2011 Updated World Divorce Rates — 82 countries reporting


In January 2015, I updated the 2011 World Divorce Rate data and created this figure to illustrate the overall divorce rates.  This represents the most current data across the world that is consistently reported to the United Nations.  Many countries that have not yet reported 2012 or 2013 data such as the United States and Great Britain are included in this figure.  Also, there are 70 countries that have reported their 2012 divorce rates and 11 countries that have reported 2013 data.  The original data can be found in the United Nations Demographic Yearbook.  

2011 updated world divorce rates

2012 Updated World Divorce Rates– 70 countries reporting


The United Nations released its most up to date report on marriages and divorce across the world.  Seventy countries have now reported data. More postings about world divorce rates.   There are 11 countries that have reported their 2013 divorce rates.

Update World Divorce Rates 2012-- 70 countries

2012 World Divorce Statistics Have Been Released


See the newest 2012 figure (updated January 2015) which now includes 70 countries.  

The United Nations released their annual World Demographics report that includes marriage and divorce rates for countries around the world.  As usual the numbers are incomplete as many countries do not report in time for this report, but the report also updates the 2011 data and these are more complete.

For the divorce rates, 36 countries have reported.  Among these countries, the highest rate is 4.1 divorces/population in Belarus which is the same as 2011.  The next highest is 3.6 in Lativa which is lower than for 2011.

This graph shows the divorce rates from highest to lowest in 2012 for all reporting countries in 2012 and another graph here for 2011.

Other charts and graphs of world divorce statistics.

Best Estimates of World Divorce Rates in 2011


The most complete listing of 2011 world divorce rates with 82 countries including the US and Great Britain have been released in January 2015.  

Also see this new graph with the 2012 data from 70 countries.  

Updated Jan 2015.
World Divorce Rates 2011 incomplete

 The United Nations publishes an Annual Demographic Year Book for 2011 includes a table of divorce rates  for about 200 countries in the world.  These are the crude divorce rates which means the number of divorces per 1000 population.  The data in this table are from the 2011 yearbook.  Many countries have not reported their 2011 data, but some have made these reports.  More reports on divorce rates around the world are reported here….