Denmark: Number of Divorces, by year
YearNumber of divorces
202312,684
202212,145
202112,760
202015,521
201910,454
201814,936
201715,169
201617,146
201516,290
201419,387
201318,858
  • Region: Denmark
  • Time period: 2013 to 2023
  • Published: Feb 2024

Data Analysis and Insights

Updated: Mar 29, 2024 | Published by: Statistico

Peak and Trough in Divorce Numbers

The highest number of divorces was recorded in 2014 with 19,387 divorces, indicating a significant peak. Conversely, the lowest figure appeared in 2019, with only 10,454 divorces, showcasing a notable trough in the divorce trend over the past decade.

Recent Decline in Divorce Rates

A noticeable decline in divorce rates occurred from 2020 to 2023, with numbers falling from 15,521 to 12,684 divorces. This indicates a recent trend towards fewer divorces, suggesting possible societal or legal changes influencing marital stability.

Year-on-Year Fluctuations

Divorce rates have exhibited significant year-on-year fluctuations, with an example being the increase from 10,454 divorces in 2019 to 14,936 divorces in 2018, followed by a decrease to 10,454 divorces in 2019. Such variations point to the influence of external factors on marital dissolutions annually.

Overall Trend Over the Decade

Over the last decade, the overall trend shows a gradual decrease in the number of divorces, starting from a high of 19,387 divorces in 2014 to a lower figure of 12,684 divorces in 2023. This trend suggests a long-term shift in divorce rates, possibly due to changes in societal attitudes towards marriage and divorce.

Comparative Analysis of Recent Years

Comparing the most recent years, there was a slight increase in divorces from 12,145 in 2022 to 12,684 in 2023. Despite the overall downward trend, this recent uptick highlights the unpredictability and complexity of factors driving divorce rates annually.

Frequently Asked Questions

What year had the highest and lowest recorded number of divorces?

The highest number of divorces was recorded in 2014 with 19,387 divorces, while the lowest number was in 2019 with 10,454 divorces.

What's the divorce trend in the most recent years?

Comparing the most recent years, divorces slightly increased from 12,145 in 2022 to 12,684 in 2023.

Terms and Definitions

Divorce refers to the legal dissolution or termination of a marriage by a court or other competent body. This is typically a complex process that involves the division of assets, custody of children, and other considerations among the parties involved.

An annulment is a legal procedure that declares a marriage null and void, implying that the marriage was invalid from the very beginning due to factors such as fraud, coercion, or incapacity at the time of marriage.

Legal separation is a legally recognized status where a married couple may remain married but live separately. Conditions of the separation regarding things like child custody, property division, and alimony payments are often outlined in a court-approved separation agreement.

Alimony is a legal obligation on a person to provide financial support to their spouse before or after marital separation or divorce. The purpose of alimony is to mitigate any unfair economic effects of a divorce by providing a continuing income to the lower-wage-earning or non-wage-earning spouse.

Child Custody is a legal term regarding guardianship which is used to describe the legal and practical relationship between a parent or guardian and a child in that person's care. Child custody consists of legal custody, which involves the decision-making rights and duties, and physical custody, which involves the day to day care of a child.

Property division involves dividing the assets and debts of the couples during the divorce process. The division can be agreed upon by the couple privately or it can be decided by the court during divorce proceedings.

A no-fault divorce happens when a couple agrees to divorce without blaming each other for the marriage breakdown. This makes the divorce process less adversarial and encourages a more amicable resolution to marriage dissolution.
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