Denmark: Number of Registered Marriages and Partnerships, by year
YearNumber of marriages
202331,582
202233,059
202127,645
202028,539
201930,635
201832,525
201731,778
201630,768
201528,853
201428,337
201327,505
201228,620
201127,544
201031,359
200933,322
200837,817
200737,001
200636,845
200536,538
200438,044
200335,357
  • Region: Denmark
  • Time period: 2003 to 2023
  • Published: Feb 2024

Data Analysis and Insights

Updated: Mar 29, 2024 | Published by: Statistico

Peak and Trough in Marriages

The highest number of marriages was recorded in 2004, with a total of 38,044 marriages, marking the peak within the provided timeline. Conversely, the lowest number was observed in 2013, with 27,505 marriages, indicating a significant fluctuation over the years.

Recent Decline in Marriages

From 2022 to 2023, a noticeable decline in the number of marriages occurred, dropping from 33,059 to 31,582. This represents a recent trend towards fewer marriages, contrasting with fluctuations seen in previous years.

Decade Comparison of Marriage Registrations

Comparing the decade's start and end, 2010 saw 31,359 marriages, whereas a slight increase was observed by 2020, with 28,539 marriages. Despite the ups and downs, the overall trend suggests a relative stability in marriage numbers with minor declines.

2008 Financial Crisis Impact

A significant drop in marriages followed the 2008 financial crisis, from 37,817 marriages in 2008 to 37,001 marriages in 2007, marking one of the most notable year-to-year decreases. This points towards an economic impact on marriage rates.

Overall Trend Across Years

Analyzing the overall trend from 2003 to 2023, a general fluctuation in marriage numbers is evident, with no clear long-term increase or decrease pattern. The data showcases periods of both growth and decline, reflecting varying social and economic factors over time.

Notable Recovery and Subsequent Drop

Post-2013, a recovery in marriage numbers was noted, peaking in 2008 before experiencing a gradual decline. This recovery phase highlights a temporary increase in marriages, which was not sustained in the following years, leading to a more recent decrease in marriage registrations.

Impact of Recent Years on Marriage Trends

The years 2020 and 2021 witnessed a modest increase in marriages, from 28,539 to 27,645, potentially influenced by the global situation at the time. However, the following years saw a return to pre-pandemic levels, indicating a short-term effect on marriage rates.

Frequently Asked Questions

When was the peak and trough in marriages recorded?

The peak in marriages was recorded in 2004 with 38,044 marriages, while the trough was in 2013 with 27,505 marriages.

What was the impact of the 2008 financial crisis on marriage registrations?

The 2008 financial crisis saw a significant drop in marriages from 37,817 in 2008 to 37,001 in 2007.

Terms and Definitions

Registered marriages refer to the formal and legal recognition of a couple's union by governmental authorities of a particular jurisdiction. It involves a process by which a couple officially ties the knot, resulting in a series of legal benefits and responsibilities.

In this context, partnerships refer to registered partnerships, akin to civil unions or domestic partnerships, which often provide many of the same benefits as marriage. This might include areas such as tax reliefs, inheritance and pension rights. Partnerships are typically registered with a legal or governmental body.

Legal benefits of marriage refer to the rights and privileges conferred upon individuals upon their official union. These benefits can include numerous aspects, such as tax benefits, inheritance laws, pension rights, and healthcare benefits.

Civil Unions are legally recognized partnerships, providing many of the same rights and responsibilities as traditional marriage but without the religious or cultural connotations. In some countries, civil unions serve as a replacement or alternative to traditional marriages.

A domestic partnership is a living arrangement between two individuals who reside together in a long-term, committed relationship that is akin to marriage and is often legally recognized. While the specific legal benefits can vary, it often includes elements like property rights and healthcare benefits.
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