Table 2
Ongoing divorce cases, selected provinces and territories, 2006/2007 to 2010/2011

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Table 2
Ongoing divorce cases, selected provinces and territories, 2006/2007 to 2010/2011
Province or territoryNote 1 Fiscal year Percentage change 2009/2010 to 2010/2011 Percentage change 2006/2007 to 2010/2011
2006/2007 2007/2008 2008/2009 2009/2010 2010/2011
number percent
Nova Scotia 3,379 3,174 3,246 3,230 3,562 10 5
Ontario 25,015 25,392 22,603 21,478 21,941 2 -12
AlbertaNote 2 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 9,816 18,877 19,250 19,770 3 Note : not applicable
British ColumbiaNote 3 9,019 10,096 10,947 12,453 13,900 12 54
Yukon 131 152 135 137 132 -4 1
Northwest TerritoriesNote 4 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 51 60 63 64 2 Note : not applicable
Nunavut 34 25 39 19 20 5 -41
TotalNote 2 37,578 48,706 55,907 56,630 59,389 5 5
.. not available for a specific reference period
... not applicable
1. Excludes data from Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Manitoba and Saskatchewan due to the unavailability of data.
2. Alberta data are not available for 2006/2007. Alberta data for family cases at the superior court level (which would include all divorce cases) are available for the final 6 months of 2007/2008 only.
3. Divorce cases in British Columbia may be under-represented since the family matter is unknown in 10% of all family cases.
4. Northwest Territories data on ongoing cases are not available for 2006/2007 due to information system limitations.
Note: Ongoing refers to divorce cases continuing from a previous year.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Civil Court Survey.
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