The average Dane has the surname Nielsen and is 42.0 years old. He or she sees a doctor or a dentist a little more than ten times a year. He or she drives a Volkswagen and usually spends his or her holidays in Spain.
Him and her
- Anne and Peter are the most common first names, while Nielsen is the most common last name. The most common full names are Henrik Nielsen and Kirsten Nielsen.
- The average age is 42.0 years - women are 42.9 years, and men are 41.1 years.
- 50.3 per cent of the population are women.
- On average, men live 79.5 years, while women live 83.6 years.
Income and earnings
- The average employee in Denmark earns DKK 43,487 per month before taxes. The amount includes pension and is calculated by the so-called standardised hourly earnings translated to a full-time monthly salary.
- The average Dane has a total pre-tax income of DKK 338,122 per year. In addition to earnings, income also includes e.g. investment income, self-employment income and transfers of income.
- An average couple with two children have an annual pre-tax income of DKK 1,026,376 in total.
- 45.6 per cent of Danes above the age of 18 are either married or separated.
- 48.0 per cent of all marriages are dissolved by divorce.
- Marriages dissolved by divorce last for an average of 12.7 years.
- The average age of women who get married for the first time is 32.9 years, while that of men is 35.2 years.
- On average, brides age is 36.6 years, while grooms are 39.1 years.
- Most divorces happen when people are 40 to 49 years old.
- "Checkered Ninja" was the best-selling film in 2019 with 607,000 sold cinema tickets.
- A total of 12.8m cinema tickets were sold, which corresponds to each Dane going to the cinema a little more than twice a year on average.
- When Danes go on holidays of at least four nights, they most often go to Spain. In 2019, Danes spent 15 per cent of their long holidays in Spain.
- The majority of adults use social media. 85 per cent of Danes between the age of 16 and 74 have a profile on social media.
- The majority of both women and men listen to (stream) music via the internet. This goes for pretty much all 16-39-year-old Danes and slightly more men than women, and for 75 per cent of the population as a whole.
- 64 per cent of Danish internet users between 16 and 89 years stream television or films.
- Crime novels are the most popular literary genre. One in three adults prefer to read crime stories.
- Up until the COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020, tickets for theatres, cinemas and concerts were the most popular e-commodities. The pandemic has resulted in reduced sales of some types of commodities, while it has boosted online sales of e.g. fast food and take-away from restaurants, which every other Dane has now purchased.
90 per cent
of families have at least one smartphone
Energy and Transportation
- An average Danish household spent DKK 23,581 on energy (electricity, gas and other fuels). One third went for electricity.
- 78 per cent of all passenger transport in Denmark is by car.
- With 326,447 cars, Volkswagen was the most common car in 2020.