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Marriages and divorces in Republic of North Macedonia, in 2018 - final data


According to the State Statistical Office data, the number of marriages in 2018 decreased by 2.1 % compared to the previous year and it amounted to 13 494 marriages. Most marriages, 1 665 or 12.3% were registered in August and the fewest, 738 or 5.5% in March. By order of marriage, most were first marriage, with participation of 93.0% for women and 91.8% for men.

Men entered more often into second marriage (7.7%) and third marriage (0.5%) of the total number of marriages. In 2018, the highest number of marriages by age of bride, 4 446 or 32.9% was registered in the age group 25-29, while by age of groom 4 999 or 37.0% in the same age group 25-29 years.

The average age at first marriage is 26. 9 years for bride and 29.6 for groom.

The number of divorces in 2018 decreased by 18.8% compared to 2017 and it amounted to 1 620 divorces. ?here were fewest of divorce 63 or (3.9 %) in August and most 172 or (10.6%) in December. According to the duration of marriage most divorces 322 were done from 5 to 9 years after marriage.

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