The statistics also reveal that fewer couples are tying the knot. The number of marriages between 1981 and 2013 had a spectacular 41 per cent drop: in actual figures from 38,164 to 22,645. It's especially first marriages that are hit (-51 per cent).
The number of divorces originally climbed in these first decades (with no less than 56 per cent). Chances of splitting up and filing for divorce reached a peak in 2008. However, since then, a downward trend can be seen. "Chances to get divorced dropped to 9 in a thousand in 2013. This figure equals a 27 per cent drop compared to 2008", the report points out. However, this is still a lot more compared to the year 1981, a 78 per cent increase to be precise.