Marriage dissolutions; due to divorce and death

Marriage dissolutions; due to divorce and death

Periods Marriages dissolved due to divorce Total percentage divorces (%)
2020 36.0
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 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 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.
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.