Official Statistics of Finland

Changes in marital status

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Number of marriages contracted decreased further
08 May 2020
According to Statistics Finlands data on population changes, 22,296 marriages were contracted in 2019, the number in 2018 was 23,799. The number of marriages entered into decreased by 1,503 in a year, which is, however, clearly lower than the previous year's 2,743. A total of 21,920 marriages between opposite-sex couples were entered into, which is 1,492 fewer than in the year before. Same-sex partners entered into 376 marriages, in the previous year the number was 11 higher.

Next release:
12 Nov 2020

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: 28.9.2020].
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