There are 2.3 divorces per 1,000 inhabitants in France in 2006, which is the most recent year marriage and divorce data was compiled by the United Nations Statistics Division. The French divorce rate in 2011 was 2.1, as reported by the statistics division of the European Commission.
France's divorce rate is roughly average for European Union countries. The number of years a couple has been married has become less of an indicator of divorce as French couples who have been married for up to 40 years are now as likely to divorce as newly married couples. Out of all EU countries, Latvia has the highest divorce rate at 4.0 divorces per 1,000 inhabitants.