Description for Chart 8
Divorce and suicide rates, per 100,000, Canada, 1950 to 2008

This line chart illustrates the divorce and suicide rates of the Canadian population from 1950 to 2008.
The left-sided Y axis measures the rate of divorces per 100,000 population, and increases by increments of 50 from 0 to 400.
The right-sided Y axis measures the rate of suicides per 100,000 population, and increases by increments of 2 from 0 to 16.
On the X axis, from left to right, are the years from 1950 to 2008.

The divorce rate per 100,000 was 39.28 in 1950, 37.62 in 1951, 39.08 in 1952, 41.50 in 1953, 38.75 in 1954, 38.56 in 1955, 37.32 in 1956, 40.26 in 1957, 36.76 in 1958, 37.42 in 1959, 39.06 in 1960, 35.98 in 1961, 36.42 in 1962, 40.60 in 1963, 44.70 in 1964, 45.68 in 1965, 51.16 in 1966, 54.79 in 1967, 54.79 in 1968, 124.25 in 1969, 139.81 in 1970, 135.17 in 1971, 145.78 in 1972, 163.19 in 1973, 197.38 in 1974, 218.69 in 1975, 231.16 in 1976, 233.37 in 1977, 238.51 in 1978, 245.74 in 1979, 252.98 in 1980, 272.65 in 1981, 280.43 in 1982, 270.31 in 1983, 254.51 in 1984, 239.84 in 1985, 300.01 in 1986, 363.75 in 1987, 311.69 in 1988, 296.95 in 1989, 283.35 in 1990, 274.70 in 1991, 278.57 in 1992, 272.71 in 1993, 271.99 in 1994, 264.95 in 1995, 241.57 in 1996, 225.40 in 1997, 229.11 in 1998, 233.25 in 1999, 231.85 in 2000, 229.25 in 2001, 223.75 in 2002, 223.86 in 2003, 218.04 in 2004, 221.02 in 2005, 229.25 in 2006, 222.19 in 2007, and 210.77 in 2008.

The suicide rate per 100,000 was 7.78 in 1950, 7.40 in 1951, 7.30 in 1952, 7.10 in 1953, 7.22 in 1954, 7.05 in 1955, 7.62 in 1956, 7.50 in 1957, 7.44 in 1958, 7.10 in 1959, 7.55 in 1960, 7.49 in 1961, 7.16 in 1962, 7.59 in 1963, 8.22 in 1964, 8.73 in 1965, 8.57 in 1966, 9.03 in 1967, 9.76 in 1968, 10.91 in 1969, 11.33 in 1970, 11.65 in 1971, 11.96 in 1972, 12.33 in 1973, 12.72 in 1974, 12.13 in 1975, 12.52 in 1976, 13.98 in 1977, 14.50 in 1978, 13.87 in 1979, 13.70 in 1980, 13.71 in 1981, 14.03 in 1982, 14.80 in 1983, 13.43 in 1984, 12.61 in 1985, 14.06 in 1986, 13.59 in 1987, 13.10 in 1988, 12.80 in 1989, 12.20 in 1990, 12.82 in 1991, 13.07 in 1992, 13.26 in 1993, 12.93 in 1994, 13.55 in 1995, 13.31 in 1996, 12.31 in 1997, 12.27 in 1998, 13.40 in 1999, 11.75 in 2000, 11.90 in 2001, 11.64 in 2002, 11.90 in 2003, 11.31 in 2004, 11.61 in 2005, 10.78 in 2006, 10.97 in 2007, and 11.12 in 2008.

Sources: Statistics Canada, Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database; Statistics Canada, Canadian Vital Statistics Divorces Database; Statistics Canada, CANSIM, table 051-0001 - Estimates of population, by age group and sex for July 1, Canada, provinces and territories.
Note: These data have not been age-standardized.

Chart 8
Divorce and suicide rates, per 100,000, Canada, 1950-2008
  Divorce rate Suicide rate
  Divorce rate per 100,000 Suicide rate per 100,000
1950 39.279463243874 7.78150525087515
1951 37.6175996116893 7.39503476237383
1952 39.0760080226848 7.29649353343938
1953 41.495453014483 7.1000336813742
1954 38.7453391770786 7.21528095767646
1955 38.5590521085489 7.04548350108294
1956 37.3240137306602 7.6177802099398
1957 40.2649006622517 7.50150511739916
1958 36.7622950819672 7.44145199063232
1959 37.4249270720128 7.10404392838758
1960 39.0598768886402 7.55456071628428
1961 35.9848180584461 7.48975490901072
1962 36.4202725095231 7.16243834370201
1963 40.6013221683747 7.58567507595448
1964 44.7008335930471 8.22167715163779
1965 45.6820905232315 8.73019670685781
1966 51.1569392372075 8.56862494304238
1967 54.7894196993212 9.03424287205108
1968 54.7941711522964 9.76276292857189
1969 124.246387543306 10.9089975802596
1970 139.807773819336 11.3301816364755
1971 135.165088549183 11.6519272897881
1972 145.775160054951 11.9585229635371
1973 163.188528856568 12.3289502648012
1974 197.382765646516 12.7236230459626
1975 218.685557683604 12.1331142632147
1976 231.161807380257 12.5160939484025
1977 233.374215617966 13.9805359076177
1978 238.511521185211 14.5014003345045
1979 245.744651663547 13.8710158327089
1980 252.977004460046 13.6973634043895
1981 272.647992549531 13.7107641182494
1982 280.432227776773 14.026389040513
1983 270.305846095695 14.8030167878037
1984 254.508006055988 13.4337988834561
1985 239.841040880708 12.6111963896455
1986 300.012130138997 14.0611529118579
1987 363.751848488961 13.5896480610117
1988 311.689267594233 13.1010493641941
1989 296.948529227111 12.8020971389549
1990 283.350579524756 12.2024598627908
1991 274.704305888345 12.815016502945
1992 278.570598757955 13.073086909346
1993 272.7092333756 13.2579093207809
1994 271.993781659406 12.9272906622859
1995 264.948385811617 13.5484194403643
1996 241.565259668132 13.3095946811334
1997 225.399977288799 12.3085882447197
1998 229.108285997895 12.2665520771511
1999 233.246711997644 13.40074890253
2000 231.847181083846 11.7513906301072
2001 229.24644298885 11.9023747365326
2002 223.753810400931 11.6413856170394
2003 223.858213439015 11.8996184220632
2004 218.041722097554 11.3115952837066
2005 221.021981901249 11.6079260022784
2006 229.251075497925 10.7809185354871
2007 222.191294414686 10.9657736975881
2008 210.768010586601 11.1197487999225