Average age at marriage in Denmark 2008-2018, by gender

Between 2008 and 2018, men’s average age at marriage was always higher than the average age of women in Denmark. In 2018, it peaked at 38.8 years on average for men and 36 years for women. The number of marriages in Denmark was highest in 2008 with just over 37 thousand marriages. In the following ten years, the number fluctuated but decreased overall. As of 2018, there were roughly 32.5 thousand marriages registered.


  By contrast, the number of divorces in Denmark was approximately half as high as the number of marriages in 2018. During that year, nearly 15 thousand divorces took place. Spouses may divorce, if either or both parties do not wish to continue living together. If one does not agree to divorce, they can normally be divorced after six months of separation.     

 Marital status of Danes 

     In 2017 and 2018, most Danes were never married; the number of never married inhabitants amounted to approximately 2.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. In this quarter, almost 2.2 million Danes were married, while around 289 thousand people were divorced. Among widowed Danes, the number was nearly twice as high.

Average age at marriage in Denmark from 2008 to 2018, by gender

2014 38.735.8
2013 38.635.8
2012 38.735.9
2011 38.235.4
2010 37.835
2009 37.735
2008 37.935.3
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Release date

February 2019



Survey time period

2008 to 2018

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