Number of heterosexual and same-sex marriages in the Netherlands from 2007 to 2017

Number of straight and same-sex marriages in the Netherlands 2007-2017 This statistic shows the number of straight vs. same-sex marriages in the Netherlands from 2007 to 2017. The number of heterosexual marriages decreased between 2006 and 2015, but saw an increase again in 2016. In 2017, there were over 63,000 straight marriages in the Netherlands. The Dutch marry later than before, as shows this statistic. The number of same-sex marriages in the Netherlands is on the rise, as is visible in this graph. The number of same-sex marriages in the Netherlands saw a peak in 2008 and 2016, with over 1,400 same-sex marriages in those year. In 2017 also nearly 1,400 same-sex marriages took place.
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Between man and womanSame-sex marriages
200771,1141,371
200874,0301,408
200972,1191,358
201074,0451,354
201170,2171,355
201269,0301,285
201363,3271,222
201464,0741,259
201562,9121,396
201663,8131,436
201763,0271,375
Between man and womanSame-sex marriages
200771,1141,371
200874,0301,408
200972,1191,358
201074,0451,354
201170,2171,355
201269,0301,285
201363,3271,222
201464,0741,259
201562,9121,396
201663,8131,436
201763,0271,375
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This statistic shows the number of straight vs. same-sex marriages in the Netherlands from 2007 to 2017. The number of heterosexual marriages decreased between 2006 and 2015, but saw an increase again in 2016. In 2017, there were over 63,000 straight marriages in the Netherlands. The Dutch marry later than before, as shows this statistic. The number of same-sex marriages in the Netherlands is on the rise, as is visible in this graph. The number of same-sex marriages in the Netherlands saw a peak in 2008 and 2016, with over 1,400 same-sex marriages in those year. In 2017 also nearly 1,400 same-sex marriages took place.
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Release date
June 2018
Region
Netherlands
Survey time period
2007 to 2017
Supplementary notes
Same-sex marriage was legalized in the Netherlands on April 1, 2001. In this regard, the Netherlands was the first country in the world to legalize the same-sex marriage.
This statistic combines data provided by the source to show the total number of same-sex marriages. For a breakdown of this data by gender, please see the statistic on the number of same-sex marriages in the Netherlands, by gender.

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