Official Statistics of Finland

Changes in marital status

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Fall in the number of marriages contracted tapered off
21 Apr 2015
According to Statistics Finlands data on population changes, 24,462 marriages were entered into in Finland in 2014, which was 657 fewer than in the year before. In 2013, the number went down much more, by nearly 3,800 from the year before. The decrease in the marriage rate concerned almost without exception all age groups. The number of marriages contracted was in 1999 last time lower than in 2014.

Next release:
21 Apr 2016

Description: The statistics on changes in marital status describe changes in the marital status of men and women permanently resident in Finland. The categories of marital status are unmarried, married, divorced, widowed, partner in a registered same-sex partnership, divorced from a registered same-sex partnership and widowed from a registered same-sex partnership.
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Keywords: becoming widowed, couple relationship, divorce, divorce from a registered partnership, divorce rate, divorce rate of registered partnerships, marital status, marriage, marriage rate, population changes, registered partnership, widowed, vital statistics.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Changes in marital status [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-643X. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 7.2.2016].
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