Press release: 12.526-117/21

Fewer marriages and divorces in 2020

Vienna, 2021-05-27 – According to final figures released by Statistics Austria, 39 662 marriages and 1 256 registrations of partnerships took place in Austria in 2020. Compared to 2019, the number of marriages decreased by 13.8% and the number of registered partnerships declined by 1.0%.

The possibility of same-sex marriage, which has existed since 1 January 2019, was taken up by 612 couples in 2020, while 56 couples transferred their registered partnership into marriage. The vast majority of partnership registrations were mixed-sex couples (1 173), while only 83 were same-sex couples. In addition, no existing marriage was converted into a registered partnership.

Furthermore, 14 870 divorces took place in Austria in 2020, a decrease of 8.9% compared to 2019. At the same time, 108 registered partnerships were dissolved by court decision, 10.7% less than in the previous year.

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