Fewer Pinoys getting married – NSO

Published by rudy Date posted on March 27, 2013

MANILA — The number of Filipinos getting married has continued to decline, the National Statistics Office reported on Wednesday.

Data showed registered marriages in 2011 slid by 1.3% to 476,408 from the 482,480 recorded in 2010. (See Table 1)

“Since 2009, the number of registered marriages in the country has been declining,” the NSO noted, although no reason for the fall in the number was given.

The statistics office found most marriages occurred in the National Capital Region (14%), Calabarzon (12%), Central Luzon (12%), Western Visayas (8%), and Central Visayas (7%). (See Table 1)

These unions were mostly held in May, when 55,529 marriages were registered, in December, when 52,438 were recorded, and in February (50,362). (See Table 2)

Data also showed that more than four out of every 10 marriages in 2011 or 42.5% were done through civil rites, while more than three out out of 10 or 35.9% were held in a Roman Catholic Church. Muslim weddings made up two out of every 10 unions or 20%. (See Table 4)

The statistics office noted women preferred marrying at a younger age compared to men, as the median age for brides was 25.3, and that for men was 28. (See Table 3) –Kathleen A. Martin, ABS-CBNnews.com


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