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Average age at first marriage in Sweden 2009-2019, by gender

The average age at first marriage in Sweden increased among both men and women during the period from 2009 to 2019. The average age at first marriage among women increased by 1.5 years during the ten-year period and was 33.9 years in 2018. Among men, the age increase was not as large as for women. Over a ten-year period, the average age of first marriage among men had increased by 1.2 years, reaching an average age of 36.3 years.

Most individuals were getting married between 25 and 29 years

     Among all individuals that got married in Sweden during 2018, more than half were in the age group from 25 to 39 years, and the most common age of marriage in 2018 was 30 to 34 years.

Length of a marriage

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

Average age at first marriage in Sweden from 2009 to 2019, by gender

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Source

Release date

March 2020

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

2009 to 2019

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