Divorces and weddings both declined last year

Christian Wenande
February 11th, 2022

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The number of couples who reached splitsville was down by almost 20 percent in 2021 compared to the last ten-year average

The space between not as pronounced in 2021 (photo: Pixabay)

In 2020, divorce rates soared by over 12 percent as couples presumably struggled with being cooped up together during pandemic lockdown.

Those who made it through intact seem to have weathered the worst of it, it seems. 

New figures from Danmarks Statistik showed that 12,900 couples divorced in 2021 – an 18 percent decrease compared to the year before and 19 percent lower than the past decade average.

Divorces involving couples who had children under the age of 18 followed the trend over the past ten years.

Divorces down considerably compared to ten-year average (photo: Danmarks Statistik)


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Decline in ‘I do’ declarations
The figures also showed that 27,600 couples were married last year, which was 3 percent lower than in 2021 and the lowest figure since 2014.

The number of church weddings registered last year slightly increased to 7,850 in 2021 and accounted for 29 percent of all weddings among opposite-sex couples. 

Among same-sex couples, that figure was lower: 18 percent among gay men and 23 percent among gay women. 

Weddings at lowest figure since 2014 (photo: Danmarks Statistik)


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