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Marriage and dating statistics

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The trend in recent decades is that women in Sweden, like in the rest of the EU, wait longer to start a family.

But in Sweden it is also common to live in the same household in a marriage-like form, but without being married.Iin 2013, 54.4 percent of the children were born unto an unmarried mother, compared to the EU average of roughly 40 percent.If we look at the children who are the first child of both the mother and the father, the share born out of wedlock is even higher at over 60 percent.The crude marriage rate, that is, how common it is to get married, is also higher in Sweden than in the EU member countries in total.At the same time, many people live together without being married, and the majority of children are born out of wedlock.The latest available crude divorce rate for all 28 member states of the EU is 4.2 (2011).

If we look at the population of those over age 20, a total of 43.9 percent were married.

The number of children born has increased steadily since 2000 with a peak in 2010, and has since decreased somewhat.

In addition to the population increase, the increasing trend in the number of children born is because it has become more common to have a third child.

In 2013, 51 554 marriages were entered into in Sweden.

The number of marriages has varied in recent years, but the trend is that it has become more common to marry.

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