OMG! Society is broken! Marriage isn’t what it used to be! World is ending!

Oh wait, hang on. That’s a a 32 year low for divorces in the latest figures for England and Wales:

Divorce rate England and Wales

The Office for National Statistics says,

In 2009 the divorce rate in England and Wales fell to 10.5 divorcing people per thousand married population compared with the 2008 figure of 11.2, a fall of 6.3 per cent. The divorce rate is at its lowest level since 1977 when there were 10.3 divorcing people per thousand married population.

The figures were published this month by ONS and cover 2009.

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