Divorce more common in French areas

Couples married in the French speaking regions are more likely to divorce than their German speaking counterparts – but marriages overall are likely to last longer now than 10 years ago.

Figures from the Federal Statistics Office show across the country 39.7% of marriages in 2022 will end in divorce – but in Geneva that number 46.8%.

Other French speaking cantons also show higher divorce rates than German speaking areas -the rate in Zurich is more than 10% better at 34.2%.

But the good news for newly married couples is that divorce rates are falling. In 2005 the average rate was 50.7%, now it’s ten percent less. 

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