Blackpool is the divorce capital of England and Wales

by Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Splitsville at the Tower

An interesting statistic has come out of the recent Census, showing that the northern seaside mecca of Blackpool is the place with the largest percentage of divorced people in England and Wales.

The Lancashire seaside resort has the highest percentage of people who are divorced – 13.1%, compared with the average for England and Wales of 9%. This also includes those whose same-sex civil partnership is dissolved.

Explanations are hard to come by, but the lure of the seaside after a split could be one, but then why would sunnier Bournemouth or more cosmopolitan Brighton not attract our sea loving divorcees?

The most likely explanation is that people in Blackpool and surrounds are in a deprived area, with little work and no money and that would get our vote.

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Mark Keenan

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Editor of the Divorce Online blog

2 Responses
  • Simon
    December 19, 2012

    Blackpool is like the Vegas of the UK in many ways, but in reverse. Get a quicky wedding in Vegas and a divorce in Blackpool!

  • Nicola batumchka
    January 31, 2013

    I have visited this Blackpool when I came to the UK in 2006. I was shocked that the front of this town is all lit up but the back of this town is very run down. It seemed to be like a good actor, pretending to be happy but inside was very sad. I am not suprised that this place is bad for divorces.

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