Official Statistics of Finland

Changes in marital status

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People in the regions of Ostrobothnia marry youngest
14 Nov 2018
According to Statistics Finlands data on population changes, the average age at the time of first marriage was lowest in the four regions of Ostrobothnia for both women and men in 2017. In Central Ostrobothnia people entered into marriage at the youngest age, the average age for women was 29.7 years and for men 31.3 years. Of the regions in Mainland Finland, the average age of women at the time of first marriage was the highest in Lapland, 33.3 years. Correspondingly, the average age of men was highest in Kainuu, 36.1 years. In Åland the men and women were even older at the time of first marriage than in Lapland and Kainuu, the average age for women was 36.8 years and for men 38.3 years. In the whole country, the average age at the time of first marriage was 31.7 years for women and 33.9 years for men.

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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: 15.11.2018].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ssaaty/index_en.html