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Components of population change – Data, indicatorsTotal divorce rate

This describes the proportion of marriages which will end in divorce for each length of marriage, should the divorce patterns of the reference year persist.

The tendency to divorce has increased over the last decades. The total divorce rate has clearly increased since 1970 when it was 15%. Nowadays the rate is 40.9%. This percentage means that 41 couples out of 100 are doomed to failure if current behaviour regarding divorce continues in the future. 
 

Total divorce rate

 20112012201320142015
Switzerland43.243.141.940.941.4
Zurich42.141.539.739.538.7
Berne43.644.141.839.740.4
Lucern35.436.736.435.634.9
Uri24.530.925.422.626.9
Schwytz43.835.337.537.439.5
Obwald36.238.029.031.036.8
Nidwald32.635.432.636.832.6
Glaris29.043.839.238.044.0
Zoug41.442.039.034.736.6
Fribourg49.949.145.946.744.3
Solothurn45.142.045.041.840.6
Basel-Stadt40.043.540.339.340.2
Basel-Landschaft42.041.939.838.537.2
Schaffhausen45.142.341.243.838.9
Appenzell Rh.-Ext.40.139.243.036.843.5
Appenzell Rh.-Int.21.729.231.333.418.4
St. Gallen38.840.439.440.339.1
Graubünden35.335.232.835.936.9
Aargau43.642.141.141.643.5
Thurgau46.841.339.542.640.9
Ticino49.046.545.745.743.5
Vaud43.546.047.041.449.0
Valais46.046.542.243.346.1
Neuchâtel53.750.251.948.645.9
Geneva48.050.049.947.747.0
Jura49.943.345.943.443.4

Source: BEVNAT, STATPOP

Total divorce rate (chart)

Objects Title Period
Total divorce rate (chart). Download (). Download opens in new window 46 KB   Total divorce rate (chart)
(gr-e-01.06.01.02.04-su)
Federal Statistical Office FSO
1950-2015
Indicateur conjoncturel de divortialité selon le canton. Download (XLS). Download opens in new window 47 KB   Indicateur conjoncturel de divortialité selon le canton
(su-f-01.06.02.02.03)
Office fédéral de la statistique OFS
1984-2015
Indicateurs de nuptialité et de divortialité en Suisse. Download (XLS). Download opens in new window 39 KB   Indicateurs de nuptialité et de divortialité en Suisse
(su-f-01.06.01.02.04)
Office fédéral de la statistique OFS
1970-2015
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