Divorce Rate in Singapore

Divorces and Annulments

Singapore observed 6,922 divorces in 2022 according to official data sources, this was down 9.8% compared to 2021. The number of marriage annulments also continued its downward trend ending at 185. This was the first time the volume of annulments fell below 200 in a calendar year since 1996.

Civil divorces ended at 5,417, down 8.2% on the prior year.

Muslim divorces ended at 1,505, down 14.8% on the prior year.

The total number of divorces and annulments ended at 7,107 down 9.9% on the prior year.

The reduction of divorces and annulments coincided with a rise in the number of marriages. A total of 29,389 couples tied the knot in 2022, up 3.7% on the prior year.

Median Age of Divorcees

The median age of divorces continued its upwards trend in 2022 for both civil and Muslim divorces. For male civil divorces the median age rose to 45.3 years compared to 44.8 in 2021, whilst the median age for females rose from 40.7 in 2021 to 41.1 in 2022.

For those divorcing under the Muslim Law Act, the median age for males rose from 40.4 in 2021 to 40.6 in 2022. The median age for females rose from 37.5 in 2021 to 38 in 2022.

Duration Of Marriage

For divorced couples, the median duration of the marriage increased from 11.6 years in 2021 to 11.8 years in 2022 for civil divorces.

For those divorcing under the Muslim Law Act the median duration of the marriage was 8.1 years, holding static since 2020.

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