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The average Dane

In 2018 the average Dane has the surname Nielsen and is 41.5 years old. More information can be found below.

Him and her

  • Anne and Peter are the most common names, and Nielsen is the most common surname
  • The average age is 41.5 years. For women it is 42.3 years and for men 40.6 years
  • 50.2 per cent of the population are women
  • On average, men live 79.0 years, while women live 82.9 years


  • 46.4 per cent of the adult Danes (18+ years) are married
  • 46.8 per cent of all marriages ends in a divorce
  • A marriage that ends in divorce lasts 12.6 years on average
  • On average, women get married for the first time at 32.4 years, men at 34.9 years
  • On average, a bride’s age is 36.0 years, while a groom’s age is 38.8 years
  • Most divorces happen when people are between the age of 40 and 49

Family life

  • On average, a woman is 29.2 years old, when she gives birth to her first child
  • The average age of all birthing women is 30.8 years
  • On average, a new dad is 33.3 years
  • Newborns are most often named Ida (girls) or William (boys)
  • Danes get an average of 1.75 children

Working life

  • The average Dane has an income of 320,040 DKK a year before tax
  • An average couple with two children has a yearly income of 965,759 DKK before tax

Spare time

  • "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" was the movie that was watched by most Danes in 2017. 470.000 cinema tickets were sold
  • The average Dane goes to the cinema 2.4 times a year
  • When Danes go on vacation for more than four days, the most popular destination is Spain. 18 per cent of all Danish vacations went to Spain in 2017
  • Most adults are present on social media. Four out of five Danes age 16-74 has an active profile on a social media
  • The majority of both women and men streams music on the internet. Six out of ten women and seven out of ten men between 16 and 74 years listens to music over the internet


  • Each year one in every eight persons move from one living space to another. 897,000 changes of address were registered in 2017
  • 57 per cent of all Danes are home owners
  • An average of 2.2 persons live in each household
  • Nine out of ten Danish families have access to the internet at home


  • One out of nine Danes is admitted to hospital every year
  • On average, every Dane visits a doctor or a dentist 10.5 times a year

Energy and Transportation

  • On average Danes used 13,400 DKK on energy in 2016
  • 77 per cent of all road traffic in Denmark is done by car

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