The average Dane has the surname Nielsen and is 42.0 years old. He or she sees a doctor or a dentist about ten times a year. He or she drives a Volkswagen and usually spends his or her holidays in Spain.
Him and her
- Anne and Peter are the most common first names, while Nielsen is the most common last name. The most common full names are Henrik Nielsen and Kirsten Nielsen.
- The average age is 42.0 years - women are 42.9 years, and men are 41.1 years.
- 50.3 per cent of the population are women.
- On average, men live 79.5 years, while women live 83.6 years.
Earnings and wealth
- The average employee in Denmark earns DKK 43,487 per month before taxes. The amount includes pension and is calculated by the so-called standardised hourly earnings translated to a full-time monthly salary.
- In 2019, Danes had an average net worth of DKK 1,102,406 after subtracting liabilities from assets.
- 45.3 per cent of Danes above the age of 18 are either married or separated.
- 48.0 per cent of all marriages are dissolved by divorce.
- Marriages dissolved by divorce last for an average of 12.7 years.
- The average age of women who get married for the first time is 32.9 years, while that of men is 35.2 years.
- On average, brides age is 36.6 years, while grooms are 39.1 years.
- Most divorces happen when people are 40 to 49 years old.
- "Another round" was the best-selling film in 2020 with 785,000 sold cinema tickets.
- In 2020, cinema ticket sales reached 7.0m, which was 5.8m fewer tickets than in 2019, corresponding to a decline of 45 per cent. The explanation is the extensive lockdowns during COVID-19.
- When Danes go on holidays of at least four nights, they most often go to Spain. In 2019, Danes spent 14 per cent of their long holidays in Spain.
- The majority of adults use social media. 85 per cent of Danes between the age of 16 and 74 have a profile on social media.
- The majority of both women and men listen to (stream) music via the internet. This goes for pretty much all 16-39-year-old Danes and slightly more men than women, and for 70 per cent of the population as a whole.
- 64 per cent of Danish internet users between 16 and 89 years stream television or films.
- Crime novels are the most popular literary genre. One in three adults prefer to read crime stories.
- The majority of online shoppers ordered clothes, shoes and leisure equipment, cooked dishes and things for their homes, e.g. furniture, lamps or garden tools.
90 per cent
of families have at least one smartphone
Energy and Transportation
- An average Danish household spent DKK 23,581 on energy (electricity, gas and other fuels). One third went for electricity.
- 78 per cent of all passenger transport in Denmark is by car.
- With 326,447 cars, Volkswagen was the most common car in 2020.