Number of marriages and divorces in Luxembourg (1970 - 2020);

The number of marriages in Luxembourg every year is in a downward trend: the figures went from 2,156 in 1970 to 1,803 in 2020.

Conversely, the number of divorces has increased sharply, from merely 217 divorces in 1970 to 1,447 in 2020.

The effect is more dramatic in terms of marriage rates and divorce rates, which is the number of marriages or divorces during the year per thousand of total average population in that year.

The marriage rate dropped from 6.30 in 1960 to 2.87 in 2020, the lowest on record. In comparison, the divorce rates per thousand residents increased from 0.6 in 1970 to 2.3 in 2020.

Moreover, the age at which people are getting married has changed dramatically over the last five decades.

In 1970, 51% of grooms and 74% of brides were under the age of 25 when they got married. In 2020, these shares remained only 4% for grooms and 7% for brides.

The data is compiled from the Luxembourg's statistics office (STATEC) database and represents marriages and divorces between men and women in a calendar year since 1970.