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Average length of marriage in Sweden 2009-2019

The average length of marriage until it was dissolved by death was 46.8 years in Sweden in 2019. In contrast, the average length of marriages dissolved by divorce was 11.4 years in 2019. In the past decade, the length of marriages dissolved by both divorce and by death were relatively stable. The number of divorces in Sweden decreased from 2013 to 2017, but increased again thereafter, and amounted to more than 25 thousand in 2019.

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

The average age at first marriage in Sweden increased over the last decade. In 2019, the average age at first marriage among women was 33.9 years, which was an increase of 1.4 years compared to 2009. Among men, the age increase for the average age at first marriage 1.2 years, reaching an average age of 36.3 years at first marriage in 2019.

Most marriages in age group between 25 to 39 years

The most common age of marriage in 2019 was 30 to 34 years of age. In this age group almost 21 thousand individuals got married that year. More than half of all marriages in Sweden in 2019 were among individuals from 25 to 39 years old.

Average length of marriage in Sweden from 2009 to 2019, by divorce and death

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Source

Release date

March 2020

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

2009 to 2019

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