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Recent Eurostat release shows that across Europe on average one in 12 married persons was in a mixed marriage in the period 2008 - 2010

Date Published: 20-09-2012

Switzerland and Latvia had the highest percentages of mixed married couples among all married couples out of the 30 European countries surveyed [1], with approximately one mixed married couple in every five. Mixed marriage is defined as one in which one partner is native-born and the other was born abroad. Poland, Bulgaria and Romania had the smallest percentage of mixed marriages with almost no mixed married couples in Romania. 

Key findings for Ireland

  • Ireland ranked seventh from top of the 30 countries surveyed, with approximately 12% mixed married couples out of total married couples in period 2008 – 2010. This figure is well above the recorded average of 6%.

For more information:

See Eurostat  release



[1] Using data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) supplemented with data from the Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC)

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