Number of divorces in Sweden 2009-2019

The number of divorces in Sweden peaked in 2013, when almost 27 thousand couples got divorced. Since then the divorce number decreased until 2018, when it again increased and amounted to almost 25 thousand divorces. As of 2019, the number of divorces amounted to 25,408. A similar trend can be seen in the neighbor country Norway, where the number of divorces decreased for several years but increased again in 2017.

Age of divorced

     The most common age group of the individuals who got divorced in Sweden in 2018 was from 40 to 44 years, amounting 7,766 divorced. This was followed by the age groups from 45 to 49 years, and from 35 to 39 years.

Length of a marriage

     The average length of marriage decreased over the last years for the ones that were dissolved by divorce. A marriage in Sweden lasted on average 11.3 years in 2018, until it was dissolved by divorce. For marriages that lasted until they were dissolved by death, the average length was 47.1 years.

Number of divorces in Sweden from 2009 to 2019

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

2009 to 2019

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