During 2009 the mean age when first child is born on a national level was 28.9 years for first-time mothers and 31.5 years for first-time fathers.
Longest life expectancy in Halland
The average life expectancy is calculated on the national level for newborn girls to 83.1 years while newborn boys have an average life expectancy of 78.9 years. The measure refers to average life expectancy at birth and is calculated for the period of 2005-2009.
Average life expectancy in Sweden has risen considerably since 1900 for both men and women. During the first decade of the 1900s the average life expectancy for newborns was lower than 60 years.
The Swedish county reckoned has having the longest average life expectancy for newborn girls is Halland at 84.1 years. The residents of Gävleborg County had the shortest average life expectancy for newborn girls at 82.0 years. Uppsala County had the longest life expectancy for newborn boys at 80.0 years. This is 2.2 years longer than the average life expectancy in Västernorrland County, which has the shortest average life expectancy for newborn boys.
Among men who died in 2009, more than half died before their 81st birthday while more than half of the women survived their 85th birthday.
Most popular wedding day was August 1
48 033 couples were married during 2009. The most popular weekday for weddings was Saturday and August was the most popular month. With 1 448 couples getting married that day, Saturday 1 August was the most popular wedding day in 2009.
On 1 May 2009 the law on registered partnership was replaced with law on gender neutral marriage. Since then it is thus possible for two persons of the same sex to marry. The most popular wedding day for same-sex couples was 1 May.
9 September 2009 (090909) had 22nd place on the list of the most popular wedding days. This can be compared to 8 August 2008 (080808) that had the number one place for most popular wedding day in 2008.