Blacks have most divorces in 2010 – report

2012-02-14 06:59

Blacks accounted for the highest proportion of divorces in the country in 2010.

This according to the latest Statistics SA Marriages and Divorces report, the Sowetan reported.

Between 2001 and 2007 more whites got divorced than blacks. In 2001, 43.2% of all divorces were white couples. Black couples accounted for 23.1%.

However, from 2008 to 2010, the pattern started changing, with blacks accounting for 35.5% of divorces in 2010 and whites 30.5%.

In 2010, Gauteng had the most marriages of any province in the country, at 41 396, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 25 862, the newspaper reported.

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