Couples married 0-5 years most likely to get divorce
July 20, 2014, 12:00 am TWN
TAIPEI--Thirty percent of the couples that divorced in 2013 had been married for less than five years, according to statistics released Saturday by the Ministry of the Interior.
The statistics show that 53,599 couples divorced last year, down 4 percent from the previous year. This represents 9.9 couples out of every 1,000 that went their separate ways.
Further analysis found that 8.4 pairs out of every 1,000 local couples divorced in 2013, compared with 25.2 pairs out of every 1,000 interracial couples that got divorced.
The ministry said that those who had been married for less than five years accounted for the most divorces at 30.6 percent, followed by those who had been married between five and nine years (24.4 percent).
The number of divorces decreased with the increased number of marriage years, according to the statistics.
Looking at the divorce numbers over the past 15 years, the ministry said that between 1998 and 2001, the number of divorces averaged 50,567 couples per year.