Total number of marriages in France from 2004 to 2016

France: total number of marriages 2004-2016 This statistic depicts the total number of marriages in France from 2004 to 2016. In 2005 the number of marriages amounted to over 283 thousand, this was the highest number of marriages recorded during the 13 year period. Same-sex marriage was legalized in France in 2013, Since then the number of same-sex marriages in France reached 7,751 marriages in 2015, with the highest number recorded the previous year with 10,522 nuptials. In general, France would come in second in a statistic with reference to number of marriages in Europe in 2014, excluding seven European countries for which data was unavailable to the source. By comparison, the number of divorces in France has also been declining by a rate of 8 percent between 2004 and 2014. In the most recent surveyed year, the number of divorces amounted to 120.5 thousand, roughly 30 thousand divorces less than in 2005 at their highest.
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Number of marriages
2004278,439
2005283,036
2006273,914
2007273,669
2008265,404
2009251,478
2010251,654
2011236,826
2012245,930
2013231,225
2014230,770
2015228,565
2016*228,000
Number of marriages
2004278,439
2005283,036
2006273,914
2007273,669
2008265,404
2009251,478
2010251,654
2011236,826
2012245,930
2013231,225
2014230,770
2015228,565
2016*228,000

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This statistic depicts the total number of marriages in France from 2004 to 2016. In 2005 the number of marriages amounted to over 283 thousand, this was the highest number of marriages recorded during the 13 year period. Same-sex marriage was legalized in France in 2013, Since then the number of same-sex marriages in France reached 7,751 marriages in 2015, with the highest number recorded the previous year with 10,522 nuptials. In general, France would come in second in a statistic with reference to number of marriages in Europe in 2014, excluding seven European countries for which data was unavailable to the source. By comparison, the number of divorces in France has also been declining by a rate of 8 percent between 2004 and 2014. In the most recent surveyed year, the number of divorces amounted to 120.5 thousand, roughly 30 thousand divorces less than in 2005 at their highest.
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Release date
January 2017
Region
France
Survey time period
2004 to 2016
Supplementary notes
* Provisional data
Until 2013, only opposite-sex marriages were allowed.
Starting 2014, the Mayotte island is taken into account.

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