Official Statistics of Finland

Changes in marital status

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Number of marriages contracted decreased slightly
20 Apr 2017
According to Statistics Finland's data on population changes, the number of marriages entered into in 2016 went down slightly from the previous year. A total of 24,464 marriages were entered into, which was 244 fewer than in the year before. The marriage rate, i.e. the ratio of persons who have entered into marriage of those who could marry, has decreased nearly continuously since 2008. In 2016, the marriage rate decreased among persons aged under 40 compared with the previous year, while among older persons it was slightly livelier.

Next release:
14 Nov 2017

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: 17.10.2017].
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