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Marriages and divorces in the Republic of Macedonia, in 2017 - final data


According to the State Statistical Office data, the number of marriages registered in 2017 was 13 781, an increase of 4.4 % compared to the previous year.
Most of the marriages were registered in August, 1 771 or 12.9% and the fewest in March, 764 or 5.5 %.
By marriage order, most were first marriages, with participation of 93.1% for women and 91.4% for men.
Men entered more often into second marriage (7.9%) and third marriage (0.7%) of the total number of marriages.
In 2017, the highest number of marriages by age of bride, 4 570 or 33.2% was registered in the age group 20-24, while by age of groom 5 222 or 37.9% in the age group 25-29 years.
The average age at first marriage is 26.6 years for bride and 29.3 for groom.
In 2017, there were 1994 divorces, an increase of 0.5% compared to 2016.
?here were fewest divorces in August, 42 or 2.1% , while most in December, 224 or 11.2%.
The highest number of divorces by age of wife, 387 or 19.4% was recorded in the age group 30-34 years and by age of husband 356 or 17.9% in the same age group.

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