Table 3
Initiated divorce cases, selected provinces and territories, 2006/2007 to 2010/2011

Table 3
Initiated divorce cases, selected provinces and territories, 2006/2007 to 2010/2011
Province or territoryNote 1 Fiscal year Percentage change 2009/2010 to 2010/2011 Percentage change 2006/2007 to 2010/2011
2006/2007 2007/2008 2008/2009 2009/2010 2010/2011
number percent
Nova ScotiaNote 2 2,309 2,182 2,161 2,270 1,792 -21 -22
Ontario 34,022 33,210 32,369 31,974 31,281 -2 -8
AlbertaNote 3 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 4,871 10,390 10,093 9,726 -4 Note : not applicable
British ColumbiaNote 4 11,274 11,263 11,008 10,462 10,832 4 -4
Yukon 104 99 90 103 89 -14 -14
Northwest Territories 80 57 75 74 72 -3 -10
Nunavut 14 28 11 20 12 -40 -14
TotalNote 3 47,803 51,710 56,104 54,996 53,804 -2 -8
.. not available for a specific reference period
... not applicable
1. Excludes data from Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Manitoba and Saskatchewan due to the unavailability of data.
2. In Nova Scotia, the transition to new regulations for family proceedings, which came into force July 1, 2010, may account for the decrease in the number of divorce cases initiated between 2009/2010 and 2010/2011.
3. Alberta data are not available for 2006/2007. Alberta data for family cases at the superior court level (which would include all divorce cases) are available for the final 6 months of 2007/2008 only.
4. Divorce cases in British Columbia may be under-represented since the family matter is unknown in 10% of all family cases.
Note: Initiated refers to divorce cases newly started during the year.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Civil Court Survey.
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