Average length of marriage in Sweden 2008-2018

The average length of marriage until it was dissolved by death was 47.1 year in Sweden in 2018. The average length of marriage until it was dissolved by divorce was 11.3 years during the same year. During the last three years, the length of marriage decreased for those that were dissolved by divorce, while the length of marriage for those dissolved by deaths was relatively stable. The number of divorces in Sweden decreased from 2013 to 2017, but in 2018 the number of divorces was higher again, amounting to almost 25 thousand divorces.

Average age at first marriage increased more for women than for men

      The average age at first marriage in Sweden increased over the period. In 2018, the average age at first marriage among women was 33.9 years, which was an increase of 1.5 years during a ten-year period. Among men, the age increase for the average age at first marriage was not as large. Over a ten-year period, the age among men increased by 1.2 years, reaching an average age of 36.3 years.

Most marriages in age group between 25 to 39 years

     The most common age of marriage in 2018 was 30 to 34 years. In this age group over 21 thousand individuals got married during that year. More than half of all marriages in Sweden during 2018 were among individuals from 25 to 39 years.

Average length of marriage in Sweden from 2008 to 2018, by divorce and death

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Source

Release date

March 2019

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

2008 to 2018

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