Marriage dissolutions; due to divorce and death

Marriage dissolutions; due to divorce and death

Periods Total marriage dissolutions Total marriage dissolutions (number) Total marriage dissolutions Marriage dissolutions per 1,000 inhab... (o/oo) Total marriage dissolutions Marriage dissolutions per 1,000 couples (o/oo) Marriages dissolved due to divorce Divorces (number) Marriages dissolved due to divorce Divorces per 1,000 inhabitants (o/oo) Marriages dissolved due to divorce Divorces per 1,000 couples (o/oo) Marriages dissolved due to divorce Average duration of marriage at divorce (year) Marriages dissolved due to divorce Total percentage divorces (%) Marriages dissolved due to divorce Average age of divorcing men (year) Marriages dissolved due to divorce Average age of divorcing women (year) Marriages dissolved due to death Total men and women Deceased partners (number) Marriages dissolved due to death Total men and women Deceased partners per 1,000 couples (o/oo) Marriages dissolved due to death Men Deceased male partners (number) Marriages dissolved due to death Men Deceased male partners per 1,000 couples (o/oo) Marriages dissolved due to death Men Average age of deceased male partners (year) Marriages dissolved due to death Men Average age of surviving female partners (year) Marriages dissolved due to death Women Deceased female partners (number) Marriages dissolved due to death Women Deceased female partners per 1,000 co... (o/oo) Marriages dissolved due to death Women Average age of deceased female partners (year) Marriages dissolved due to death Women Average age of surviving male partners (year)
1950 39,746 3.9 18.6 6,462 0.64 3.0 11.2 . 38.4 35.6 33,284 15.6 19,562 9.2 65.5 61.7 13,722 6.4 63.6 65.0
1955 42,977 4.0 18.3 5,498 0.51 2.3 11.4 . 39.6 36.8 37,479 16.0 23,404 10.0 66.3 62.4 14,075 6.0 64.7 66.1
1960 47,272 4.1 18.4 5,672 0.49 2.2 11.1 . 39.1 36.0 41,600 16.2 26,784 10.4 66.7 62.8 14,816 5.8 65.8 67.3
1965 54,981 4.5 19.6 6,206 0.50 2.2 11.5 . 39.1 36.0 48,775 17.4 32,715 11.7 67.1 63.3 16,060 5.7 66.4 68.0
1970 65,285 5.0 21.0 10,317 0.79 3.3 11.8 . 38.6 35.6 54,968 17.7 37,843 12.2 67.6 63.9 17,125 5.5 66.5 68.2
1975 76,885 5.6 23.0 20,093 1.47 6.0 12.5 19.3 38.7 36.0 56,792 17.0 40,009 12.0 68.5 64.8 16,783 5.0 67.1 68.8
1980 81,504 5.8 23.8 25,735 1.82 7.5 11.9 24.0 37.7 35.1 55,769 16.3 40,065 11.7 69.3 65.7 15,704 4.6 67.4 69.2
1985 91,479 6.3 26.6 34,044 2.35 9.9 12.8 32.2 39.6 36.5 57,435 16.7 41,480 12.1 70.4 66.8 15,955 4.6 68.2 69.9
1990 85,816 5.7 24.6 28,419 1.90 8.1 12.7 28.1 40.1 37.2 57,397 16.4 41,230 11.8 71.2 67.7 16,167 4.6 68.5 70.3
1995 92,539 6.0 26.1 34,170 2.21 9.7 12.2 31.7 40.4 37.7 58,369 16.5 41,586 11.7 71.9 68.4 16,783 4.7 68.5 70.4
2000 93,603 5.9 26.4 34,650 2.18 9.8 12.9 33.9 41.9 39.0 58,953 16.6 41,063 11.6 72.7 69.2 17,890 5.1 69.2 71.0
2005 88,178 5.4 25.2 31,905 1.95 9.1 13.8 33.4 43.7 40.7 56,273 16.1 38,613 11.0 73.6 70.2 17,660 5.1 69.9 71.7
2010 88,182 5.3 25.6 32,544 1.96 9.5 14.4 36.2 45.6 42.5 55,638 16.2 37,765 11.0 74.7 71.2 17,873 5.2 70.9 72.7
2015 92,552 5.5 27.4 34,232 2.02 10.1 14.8 39.6 46.9 43.7 58,320 17.3 38,987 11.6 76.2 72.7 19,333 5.7 72.6 74.3
2018 91,080 5.3 27.1 30,729 1.78 9.2 15.0 37.1 47.6 44.3 60,351 18.0 39,874 11.9 77.0 73.6 20,477 6.1 73.6 75.3
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table includes the most important key figures on marriage dissolutions due to death and divorce among the registered population of the Netherlands.
Excluding dissolutions due to ending registered partnerships.

Data available from: 1950

Status of the figures:
All data recorded in this table are final data.

Changes per 8 November 2019:
Data of 2018 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
In the last quarter of 2020 final figures of 2019 will be added in this publication.

Description topics

Total marriage dissolutions
Total marriage dissolutions due to death and divorce. Excluding dissolutions due to ending registered partnerships.

Marriage
Legal, formally sanctioned living arrangement between two people. Since 1 April 2001, it is legally possible for people in the Netherlands to marry a person of the same sex.

Registered partnership:
A marriage-like relationship between two people of the opposite or same sex, registered at the Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Registered partnership was introduced in The Netherlands on 1 January 1998.
Total marriage dissolutions
Marriage dissolutions per 1,000 inhab...
Marriage dissolutions per 1,000 inhabitants of the average population.

Average population:
Half of the population at the start of a given period plus half of the population at the end of that period.
Marriage dissolutions per 1,000 couples
Marriage dissolutions per thousand of the average number of married men(couples).

Average number of married men:
Half of the number of married men at the start of a given period plus half of the married men at the end of that period.
Marriages dissolved due to divorce
Excluding dissolutions due to ending registered partnerships other than by death of the partner.

Divorce:
Dissolution of the marriage pronounced by a judge on the basis of legal grounds. The divorce comes into force once it has been recorded in the municipal population register. Until September 1994: divorces granted by Dutch courts and entered in the municipal registers. From October 1994: divorces in which at least one of the partners is recorded in the register of a Dutch municipality.
Divorces
Divorces per 1,000 inhabitants
Divorces per thousand of the average population

Average population:
Half of the population at the start of a given period plus half of the population at the end of that period.
Divorces per 1,000 couples
Divorces per thousand of the average number of married men (couples).

Average number of married men:
Half of the number of married men at the start of a given period plus half of the married men at the end of that period.
Average duration of marriage at divorce
Average duration of marriage (in years) at the time the divorce is granted.

Average marriage duration:
The arithmetic mean of all marriage durations.

Marriage duration:
The duration of the marriage in years calculated as the difference between the year of observation and the year in which the marriage was contracted.
Total percentage divorces
The percentage of marriages that will end in divorce if the same duration-specific death and divorce risks apply in the future as in the year under review.
Average age of divorcing men
Average age:
The arithmetic mean of all ages of divorced men.

Age:
The number of whole years that have passed between someone's date of birth and 31 December of the year of divorce, calculated as the year of divorce minus the year of birth.
Average age of divorcing women
Average age:
The arithmetic mean of all ages of divorced women.

Age:
The number of whole years that have passed between someone's date of birth and 31 December of the year of divorce, calculated as the year of divorce minus the year of birth.
Marriages dissolved due to death
Marriage dissolutions due to death. Excluding dissolutions due to ending registered partnerships by death of the partner.

Marriage
Legal, formally sanctioned living arrangement between two people. Since 1 April 2001, it is legally possible for people in the Netherlands to marry a person of the same sex.

Registered partnership:
A marriage-like relationship between two people of the opposite or same sex, registered at the Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Registered partnership was introduced in The Netherlands on 1 January 1998.
Total men and women
Deceased partners
Deceased partners per 1,000 couples
Deceased partners per thousand of the average number of married men (couples).

Average number of married men:
Half of the number of married men at the start of a given period plus half of the married men at the end of that period.
Men
Deceased male partners
Deceased male partners per 1,000 couples
Deceased male partners per 1,000 couples
Deceased male partners per thousand of the average number of married men (couples).

Average number of married men:
Half of the number of married men at the start of a given period plus half of the married men at the end of that period.
Average age of deceased male partners
Average age:
The arithmetic mean of all ages of deceased married men.

Age:
The number of whole years that have passed between someone's date of birth and 31 December of the year of death, calculated as the year of death minus the year of birth.
Average age of surviving female partners
Average age:
The arithmetic mean of all ages of surviving female partners.

Age:
The number of whole years that have passed between someone's date of birth and 31 December of the year of death of the partner, calculated as the year of death of the partner minus the year of birth of the surviving person.
Women
Deceased female partners
Deceased female partners per 1,000 co...
Deceased female partners per 1,000 couples.
Deceased female partners per thousand of the average number of married men (couples).

Average number of married men:
Half of the number of married men at the start of a given period plus half of the married men at the end of that period.
Average age of deceased female partners
Average age:
The arithmetic mean of all ages of deceased married women.

Age:
The number of whole years that have passed between someone's date of birth and 31 December of the year of death, calculated as the year of death minus the year of birth.
Average age of surviving male partners
Average age:
The arithmetic mean of all ages of surviving male partners.

Age:
The number of whole years that have passed between someone's date of birth and 31 December of the year of death of the partner, calculated as the year of death of the partner minus the year of birth of the surviving person.