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Proportion of divorce applications filed jointly continues to increase

% of applications that are filed jointly, Canada 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 1985 1988 1991 1994 1997 2000 2003 2006 2009 2012 2015 2018
Source(s):
Canadian Vital Statistics – Divorce Database (3235), table 39-10-0051-01.

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Proportion of divorce applications filed jointly continues to increase
  % of applications that are filed jointly, Canada
1985 0.0
1986 1.1
1987 3.8
1988 4.8
1989 5.3
1990 7.0
1991 7.0
1992 7.9
1993 9.1
1994 9.7
1995 10.9
1996 12.1
1997 13.4
1998 13.6
1999 14.8
2000 16.4
2001 17.5
2002 18.3
2003 19.0
2004 19.1
2005 20.6
2006 20.8
2007 20.8
2008 20.7
2009 20.6
2010 20.5
2011 21.3
2012 22.4
2013 22.9
2014 23.8
2015 24.3
2016 24.7
2017 29.4
2018 28.7
2019 30.0
2020 30.9
Source(s):
Canadian Vital Statistics – Divorce Database (3235), table 39-10-0051-01.
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