Press release: 12.445-036/21

39 478 marriages in 2020, 611 by same-sex couples

Vienna, 2021-02-18 – According to provisional figures released by Statistics Austria, 39 478 marriages and 1 253 registrations of partnerships took place in Austria in 2020. Compared to 2019, the number of marriages decreased by 14.2% and the count of registered partnerships declined by 1.3%.

The possibility of same-sex marriage, which has existed since 1 January 2019, was taken up by 611 couples in 2020, while 56 couples transferred their registered partnership into marriage. The vast majority of partnership registrations were mixed-sex couples (1 170), while only 83 were same-sex couples. In addition, not a single marriage was converted into a registered partnership.

Furthermore, 14 821 divorces took place in Austria in 2020, a decrease of 9.2% compared to 2019. At the same time, 104 registered partnerships were dissolved by court decision, 14.0% less than in the previous year.

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