The National Perspective
There were 47,638 divorces granted in Australia.
Divorces involving children represented 47.4% of all divorces granted.
The number of children involved was 41,747.
The median age of males and females at divorce was 44.8 and 42.2 respectively.
ABS, Marriages and Divorces, Australia, 2013
The implications for our community
1,901 males and 634 females died by suicide - that’s a total of 2,535.
Comparatively 1,310 road deaths were recorded that year. Virtually half the suicide rate.
Suicide was the number one killer of men under 44 years with the highest death rate in the 35-49 years age group.
(ABS, Causes of Death, Australia, 2012)