Census Reveals Rising Divorce Rate
Slovakia still stands behind most other countries when it comes tot he divorce rate, but with the changing times the number of people deciding to go their own way is on the increase, with almost 3 time as many getting divorced than twenty years ago.
The population census from last year shows that the percentage of people getting divorced was now on the level of 7.6%, which is quite a hike since the last official census in 2001, when 4.3% of people had gotten divorced. The growth has been steady, with the official figures from just twenty years ago working out at 2.8%.
More people are now opting to live together out of wedlock as well, with a drop in the number of couples living in wedlock from 44.9% in 2001 to around 41% in last year’s census.