Marriage dissolutions; due to divorce and death

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 7 October 2021:
Data of 2020 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
In the last quarter of 2022 final figures of 2021 will be added in this publication.

Description topics

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.