numbers of divorces in Finland and Sweden
The bar chart illustrates the percentages of divorced people in Finland and Sweden between 2011 and 2015.
Overall, Finland witnessed an upward trend in the divorce rates, while Sweden saw a downward trend throughout the period. Both two countries had some fluctuations. While the rate in Finland was initially less than that of Sweden, it outraced at the end of the period.
Finland's divorce rate was nearly 40% in the year of 2011, then reached a low-point at around one-third of the divorced cases all over the world, as opposed to nearly 50% of that of Sweden in the same year. However, it can be seen that Finland witnessed a gradual increase in the rate, reaching about 37% in 2013, then rose to the more than 40% in 2014. It remained steadily until the next year in 2015.
On the other hand, the percentage of divorced parents in Sweden accounted for around 45% in 2011, outnumbered the figure of Finland by nearly 8%. It reached the peak at nearly 50% in 2012, before dropping at about 45% in the year of 2014. At the end of the period, Sweden witnessed a considerable decrease at approximately 38% in 2015.