Dissolution of partnerships

Same-sex registered partnerships may be dissolved by court since January 1st, 2010. Since 1 January 2019 it is possible, as well, to dissolve mixed-sex coupled registered partnerships by court.

In total 577 same-sex registered partnerships have been dissolved by court decision since 2010. In 2019, 121 registered partnerships were dissolved by court decision, including two dissolutions of heterosexual registered partnerships, (+23.5% compared to 2018).

Since 2018 dissolutions of partnerships of people with a main residence in Austria that took place abroad are also included in the Austrian statistics.

91.7% of the dissolutions were in mutual agreement. 61.2% of the dissolved registered partners were female. One third of the registered partners (38.8%) were between 30 and 39 years old.

Presumable publication dates can be seen under Release Calendar.

Please consult our German website for tables and charts containing further information.