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Divorces

How many people get divorced each year? The statistics on divorces include all divorces where at least one of the parties is residing in Denmark at the time of the divorce. The statistics on divorces can be disaggregated by municipality, sex, age and ancestry.

Selected statistics on Divorces

This page shows selected popular statistics on the subject of Divorces. In Statbank Denmark, you can find more data and compile your own statistics.

Development in the number of divorces

Here you can see how many divorces there have been in the last 20 years.
More about the figure
Last update
13.2.2023
Next update
13.2.2024
Source data

The source of the statistics is Statistic Denmark's population register, which daily receives a outdraw which include information about the events such as removals, emi-/immigrations, births and deaths from CPR (Central Person Register).

Divorces by duration of the marriage

Here you can see the distribution of divorces by duration of the marriage.
More about the figure
Last update
13.2.2023
Next update
13.2.2024
Source data

The source of the statistics is Statistic Denmark's population register, which daily receives a outdraw which include information about the events such as removals, emi-/immigrations, births and deaths from CPR (Central Person Register).

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The Population

These statistics show the size, composition and development of the population in Denmark. The purpose of the statistics is to analyze and enlighten the size, composition of the population in Denmark. The purpose is to contribute information about the for planning in relation to the state , the regions, the municipalities or for private users/firms. The population is electronic available from the 1. of January 1976.

Need more data on Divorces?

You can go on searching on your own in Statbank Denmark. Find detailed figures, e.g. on divorces by age, ancestry or place of residence.

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