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Marriages and Divorces

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Population and education
Annemette Lindhardt Olsen
+45 39 17 30 13

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Marriages and Divorces

The statistics concerns the marriages and divorces in Denmark.

Statistical presentation

Statistics on marriages concerns those marriages where both parties to the marriage have their usual residence in Denmark as well as the marriages where one of the parties in the marriage has his/her usual residence in Denmark.

Statistics on divorces concerns those divorces where both parties in the divorce has their usual residence in Denmark as well as those divorces where only one of the parties has his/her usual residence in Denmark.

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Statistical processing

The statistics are based on daily deliveries from the Central Population Register (CPR).

Data isn't checked for errors.

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Relevance

The statistics are demanded for and used by the press.

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Accuracy and reliability

The statistics are based on data on the usual resident population in the Central Population Register (CPR). The quality of the data is very high.

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Timeliness and punctuality

The statistics on marriages and divorces are published 75 days after the end of the reference year.

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Comparability

As of 15 June 2012 it has been possible for two persons of the same sex to get married and subsequently get divorced while the possibility for two person of the same sex of entering a registered partnership is ceased.

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Accessibility and clarity

  • News from Statistics Denmark and http://www.statbank.dk
  • Annual publications: Statistical Yearbook, the Statistical Ten-Year Review and Vital Statistics

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