Fewer marriages – 27 years ago the numbers were just as low

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In 2019, almost 20,000 marriages were entered into in Norway. It is the lowest figure since 1993. At the same time, divorce rates are stable.

Last year, 19,855 marriages were entered into in Norway. This is 1,094 fewer than in 2018, figures Statistics Norway published Thursday.

The average age of those who are getting married is constantly increasing. Last year, the average age for men was 35.5 years and 33.1 years for women. This is around ten years older than 40 years ago, according to Statistics Norway.

The number of civil weddings was around 8,900, which is about 2,000 more than the marriages entered into at a church.

Marriages between same-sex couples have remained stable, and two of three same-sex marriages are between two women, 222 out of a total of 331.

A total of 9,609 couples divorced last year, an increase of 64 from the previous year and thus statistically within the margin of error.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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