number The rate of marriage fell to the lowest level in Finland in 2021 in more than a century.
Statistics Finland on Friday clearly In 2021, a total of 19,579 marriages, including 19,204 heterosexual marriages, were registered in the country, a decrease of 2,503 from the previous year.
The number of marriages between same-sex couples decreased from 395 to 375. More than two-thirds (265) of marriages were between women and the rest (110) were between men.
July is the most popular month to get married, accounting for 3,616 marriages registered last year. Meanwhile, the most popular day to get married was Sunday, August 21, with a total of 554 couples walking down the aisle.
The average age of first marriage decreased by about half a year for both men and women, and men walked the aisle for the first time at 34.2 years and women at 32.2 years.
The number of marriages fell to a minimum of over 100 years, but the number of divorces fell to a minimum of 30 years, and in 2021, only 12,166 marriages ended in divorce.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
https://www.helsinkitimes.fi/finland/finland-news/domestic/21475-number-of-marriages-dropped-to-over-100-year-low-in-finland-in-2021.html In 2021, the number of marriages in Finland fell to a low level of more than 100 years.