Enter the number of divorces and marriages into the calculator to determine the divorce rate. This calculator can also evaluate any of the variables given the others are known.

## Divorce Rate Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the divorce rate.

DR = (D / M) * 100

Variables:

• DR is the divorce rate (%)
• D is the number of divorces in a given year
• M is the number of marriages in the same year

To calculate the divorce rate, divide the number of divorces in a given year by the number of marriages in the same year. Multiply the result by 100 to convert the ratio into a percentage. This percentage represents the divorce rate.

## What is the Divorce Rate?

A divorce rate is a statistical measure that represents the number of divorces that occur annually, typically expressed as a ratio or percentage of the total population or married population. It is used to gauge the prevalence of divorce in a specific region, country, or globally, and can be influenced by various factors such as changes in law, societal norms, economic conditions, and more. High divorce rates often indicate a society where ending marriages is more socially acceptable or common, while low rates may suggest the opposite.

## How to Calculate Divorce Rate?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Divorce Rate.

1. First, determine the number of divorces (D) in a given year.
2. Next, determine the number of marriages (M) in the same year.
3. Next, gather the formula from above = DR = (D / M) * 100.
4. Finally, calculate the Divorce Rate.
5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem :

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

number of divorces (D) = 500

number of marriages (M) = 1000