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Marital break-ups

Marital break-ups Catalonia. 2018
Value Variation (%)
Annulments 27 -15.6
Separations 629 -4.1
Divorces 17,049 -2.8
Total 17,705 -2.8
Source: INE. Survey of annulments, separations and divorces.
Notes:
- From 2007 onwards, are included the marital break-ups between couples of the same sex.
- The total figures may not coincide with the sum of their disaggregation, due to the application of correction factors and the rounding up of values with decimal points.
Marital break-ups Spain. 2018
Value Variation (%)
Annulments 92 -8.0
Separations 4,098 -4.3
Divorces 95,254 -2.8
Total 99,444 -2.8
Source: INE. Survey of annulments, separations and divorces.
Notes:
- From 2007 onwards, are included the marital break-ups between couples of the same sex.
- The total figures may not coincide with the sum of their disaggregation, due to the application of correction factors and the rounding up of values with decimal points.

Date published: September 30, 2019.

Statistics EDSN

Methodological note

The Statistics on Annulments, Separations and Divorces is an annual statistics research aimed at the study of legally filed annulment, separation or divorce proceedings.

The objective of these statistics is to determine the number of settlements issued on annulments, separations and divorces in the course of a given year, and provide information on some of the main sociodemographic characteristics of the spouses (sex, age, nationality, number of children), the types of separation or divorce (by consent or contentious divorce) and other related social variables involving the judicial process (alimony, custody, duration of the proceedings, etc.).

The basic unit of the statistics is the annulment, separation or divorce settlement issued by the corresponding judicial body.

The period of reference is the calendar year, using the date of the delivery of each settlement. The information is obtained on a continual basis during the same period of reference (year t) and the first four months of the following year (year t+1). The data is published yearly.

The statistics gather information for Catalonia and the four provinces.