Marriage dissolutions; due to divorce and death

Marriage dissolutions; due to divorce and death

Periods Marriages dissolved due to divorce Divorces per 1,000 inhabitants (o/oo)
2021 1.48
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 24 June 2022:
Data of 2021 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
In the last quarter of 2023 final figures of 2022 will be added in this publication.

Description topics

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 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.