marital status

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The marital status is part of the name, birthplace and date or the number of children to civil status data of a person and indicates whether it is single, married, divorced or widowed or a legal position with respect to a partnership exists.

Collection in Germany

Registry offices

In Germany , except for single persons, the marital status is entered in the civil status register (marriage or civil partnership register) (§§ 15 to 17 PStG ) and notarized .

Registration offices

The marital status is saved in the register of residents ( Section 3 (1) No. 14 BMG ) and may be transmitted between the registration authorities ( Section 33 BMG) and to other public bodies ( Section 34 (1) No. 12 BMG). The Coordination Office for IT Standards (KoSIT) issues a uniform data set for reporting . The legal basis is the First and Second Federal Registration Data Transfer Ordinance (1st and 2nd BMeldDÜV).

The marital status is one of the data that the registration authorities z. B. to the Federal Central Tax Office. For the purpose of providing automatically retrievable wage tax deduction features for the employer, this also stores the marital status (Section 1 (1) No. 1, Section 9 (2) No. 3 of the 2nd BMeldDÜV, Section 39e (2) sentence 1 No. 2 EStG) ).

The marital status is coded as follows:

Not every marital status is relevant for every case test: widows and widowers have the same income tax bracket as single people. The latter are also referred to as single persons in the statistics . Tax law contains its own definition in Section 24b (3 ) EStG .


Marital status is also one of the survey criteria that are asked for in a microcensus (Section 4 (1) No. 1 Microcensus Act 2005).

Web links

Wiktionary: marital status  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. Family status, accessed on June 28, 2016
  2. Coordination Office for IT Standards (Ed.): Dataset for the reporting system. Uniform federal / state part (DSMeld) , as of May 1, 2015
  3. Ordinance on the implementation of regular data transfers between registration authorities (First Federal Registration Data Transfer Ordinance - 1st BMeldDÜV) of December 1, 2014 ( Federal Law Gazette I, p. 1950 )
  4. Coordination Office for IT Standards (Ed.): Dataset for the reporting system. Uniform federal / state part (DSMeld) , status: May 1, 2015, sheet 1401
  5. Law for the implementation of representative statistics on the population and the labor market as well as the housing situation of households (Microcensus Act 2005 - MZG 2005) of June 24, 2004 ( Federal Law Gazette I p. 1350 )
  6. This is how Germans live Der Spiegel , October 20, 2014