Average age at marriage in Denmark 2009-2019, by gender

Between 2009 and 2019, men’s average age at marriage was always higher than the average age of women in Denmark. In 2019, it peaked at 38.8 years on average for men and 36.2 years for women. The number of marriages in Denmark was highest in 2009 with nealy 33 thousand marriages. In the following ten years, the number fluctuated but decreased overall. As of 2019, there were roughly 30.6 thousand marriages registered.


  By contrast, the number of divorces in Denmark were significantly lower than the number of marriages in 2019. During that year, nearly 10.5 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 2009 to 2019, by gender

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

2009 to 2019

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