DIVORCE BY NUMBERS
The annual income of divorced women
decreased by an average $10,000 in the
first year after divorce; for men it increased
by an average of S7000.
After six years, womens' average income
was S3000 more than their pre-divorce
income; compared with $13,000 for men.
80 per cent of divorced women with no
dependent children were employed two
years after divorce; compared with 60 per
cent of women with dependent children.
• 19 per cent of men reported feeling
isolation six years after divorce, compared
to 12 per cent of women.
SOURCE: AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF FAMILY STUDIES