JOHOR BARU: Civil servants in the state have a lower divorce rate than workers in the private sector.
State Women, Family and Community Development Committee chairman Dr Robia Kosai said civil servants made up only 8.4% of the divorce cases in Johor, while those in the private sector accounted for 50% of the cases.
Dr Robia told Ng See Tiong (BN - Parit Yaani) during the Johor state assembly yesterday that in most divorces the husband was either unemployed or had no permanent income (47%), followed by cases where husbands earned between RM300 and RM900 (20%).
Statistics showed that most divorces involved those aged between 27 and 36 who had at least two children, she said.
In most cases, the couples had been married between one and five years (42%) while those who had been married between six and 10 years were the next highest category at 25%.
Most divorces involved couples who had secondary school education (78.3%); but no case involving graduates was recorded, she added.