Gosport named as in one of top 10 divorce hot spots

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GOSPORT has one of the highest rates of divorce in the country, according to a new report.

People who live by the seaside may be more prone to divorce, with Gosport in the top 10 of divorce hot spots in England and Wales, according to the Office for National Statistics.

The local authority with the highest proportion of divorcees was Blackpool where 13.1 per cent of the population were divorced, the latest census figures show.

‘The top 10 were all in coastal areas, and mainly on the south coast of England apart from Blackpool and Great Yarmouth,’ the report states.

‘Higher levels of divorced population may relate to the affordability of housing and living costs in some of these areas resulting in divorced people with reduced economic assets living there.’