The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics revealed a decrease in the number of marriage contracts, reaching 876,015 contracts in 2020, compared to 927,844 contracts in 2019, a decrease of 5.6%.
This came during the “Annual Report of Marriage and Divorce Statistics for 2020” issued today, Monday, September 6, 2021.
The report revealed that the number of urban marriage contracts amounted to 357,832 contracts in 2020, representing 40.8% of the total contracts, compared to 384,597 contracts in 2019, a decrease of 7.0%. The report also revealed that the number of marriage contracts in rural areas was 518,183 contracts in 2020, representing 59.2% of the total contracts compared to 543,247 contracts in 2019, a decrease of 4.6%.
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The report indicated that the highest percentage of marriage was in the age group (from 25 to less than 30 years), where the number of contracts reached 350,646 contracts, representing 40.0%, while the lowest marriage rate was in the age group (70 years and over), where the number of contracts reached 4,288 contracts. It represents 0.5% of the total contracts.