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Appendix table 1. First marriage rate by age and total period first marriage rate¹ 2007 to 2018, opposite-sex couples

Age Year
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Total period first marriage rate 68 71 68 69 64 64 56 54 53 53 50 47
15-19 4,4 4,3 4,4 4,3 4,0 4,0 3,7 3,3 2,7 2,9 2,7 2,4
20-24 31,4 31,2 30,6 29,3 26,5 25,7 23,6 21,9 20,3 18,7 17,3 16,4
25-29 77,9 79,8 75,6 75,1 67,9 68,9 59,1 56,1 53,9 52,0 47,9 44,9
30-34 71,3 73,3 70,2 71,8 68,1 64,6 57,7 56,0 54,3 52,3 49,4 45,4
35-39 38,1 44,0 40,6 43,.0 41,1 42,6 34,6 33,8 35,5 33,7 32,9 29,4
40-44 22,7 25,3 21,4 24,1 22,0 24,3 19,7 18,6 20,2 21,2 21,8 19,0
45-49 18,0 21,8 20,2 19,1 19,8 22,5 17,5 17,8 18,9 21,2 21,5 22,0
1) The total period first marriage rate describes the proportion of women, here per 100 persons, that contract marriage in their lives, on condition that none of them die and that the marriage rate in the pertinent cohort remains constant throughout the period when these women belong to the age groups of 15 to 49 years. It is computed by adding up the age-specific marriage rates of first marriages in the whole period. The marriage rate here is calculated in proportion to those having contracted marriage per all women of the age group.

Source: Changes in marital status 2018. Statistics Finland

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Updated 14.11.2019

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Changes in marital status [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-643X. 02 2018, Appendix table 1. First marriage rate by age and total period first marriage rate¹ 2007 to 2018, opposite-sex couples . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 29.6.2022].
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