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Marriages, divorces and life partnerships

Marriages

Registrations of
life partnerships

7,401 life partnerships registered in 2015

Since 1 August 2001, same-sex partners have had the possibility of putting their relationship on a legal footing by establishing a registered life partnership. In 2015, 7,401 life partnerships were registered.

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Divorces

Number of divorces markedly down in 2017

In 2017, 153,500 married couples divorced based on judicial decision in Germany. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that a smaller number was last recorded in 1992 (135,000). Compared with 2016, the number of divorces declined by nearly 9,000 or 5.5%. After German reunification, a stronger year-on-year percentage decline was only observed in 2005 (–5.6%).

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Dissolutions of
life partnerships

1,238 registered life partnerships dissolved in 2016

In 2016, 1,238 registered same-sex partnerships were dissolved by judicial decision in Germany. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that more life partnerships of women were dissolved than of men (women: 698 cases, men: 540 cases).

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KEY FIGURES

Marriages2017407,466
Age at first marriage of men201734.2 years
Age at first marriage of women201731.7 years
Divorces2017153,501
Age at divorce of men201646.8 years
Age at divorce of women201643.8 years
Same-sex life partnerships
Registrations20167,733
Dissolutions20171,243

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