Official Statistics of Finland

Changes in marital status

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Same-sex partners enter into 554 marriages
08 May 2018
According to Statistics Finlands data on population changes, 26,542 marriages were entered into in 2017 of which 554 were marriages between same-sex couples. An amendment to the Marriage Act entered into force on 1 March 2017 that enabled same-sex couples to enter into marriage and, at the same time, registration of partnerships was abolished. Prior to the Act entering into force, 36 partnerships were still registered in January and February 2017. A total of 25,988 marriages between opposite-sex couples were entered into, which was 515 fewer than in the year before.

Next release:
14 Nov 2018

Description: The statistics on changes in marital status describe changes in the marital status of men and women permanently resident in Finland. The categories of marital status are unmarried, married, divorced, widowed, partner in a registered same-sex partnership, divorced from a registered same-sex partnership and widowed from a registered same-sex partnership.
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Keywords: becoming widowed, couple relationship, divorce, divorce from a registered partnership, divorce rate, divorce rate of registered partnerships, marital status, marriage, marriage rate, population changes, registered partnership, widowed, vital statistics.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Changes in marital status [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-643X. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.10.2018].
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