Table 1
Divorce cases, selected provinces and territories, 2010/2011

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Table 1
Divorce cases, selected provinces and territories, 2010/2011
Province
or territoryNote 1
Initiated casesNote 2 Ongoing casesNote 3 Total active casesNote 4
number percent number percent number percent
Nova Scotia 1,792 33 3,562 67 5,354 100
Ontario 31,281 59 21,941 41 53,222 100
Alberta 9,726 33 19,770 67 29,496 100
British ColumbiaNote 5 10,832 44 13,900 56 24,732 100
Yukon 89 40 132 60 221 100
Northwest Territories 72 53 64 47 136 100
Nunavut 12 38 20 63 32 100
Total 53,804 48 59,389 52 113,193 100
1. Excludes data from Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Manitoba and Saskatchewan due to the unavailability of data.
2. Refers to cases newly started during the year.
3. Refers to cases continuing from a previous year.
4. Refers to cases that had activity or were initiated during the year.
5. Divorce cases in British Columbia may be under-represented since the family matter is unknown in 10% of all family cases.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Civil Court Survey.
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