Marriages and divorces

While the number of marriages is decreasing and the number of divorces is increasing in Europe, more and more children are born outside marriages. Mixed marriages have also become quite common: for recent years, data on marriages and divorces between people of different citizenship and country of birth is also available. More on this subject

On the basis of the data collected Eurostat calculates:

  • Marriage and divorce (available in database tables demo_nind and demo_ndivind)
    • Crude marriage rate
    • Total first marriage rate for women and for men
    • Mean age at first marriage for women and for men
    • Crude divorce rate