Fewer Filipinos got married in 2019 – PSA

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 13) – Fewer Filipinos got married in 2019, according to the latest Philippine Marriage Statistics done by the Philippine Statistics Authority released on Monday.

The PSA report shows there are a total of 431,972 registered marriages recorded in 2019, lower than the 449,169 tally in 2018.

CALABARZON got the biggest share of registered marriages in 2019 with 13.9%, followed by National Capital Region (12.4%) and Central Luzon (11.8%).

The latest Philippine Marriage Statistics revealed women tend to marry younger than men, as the median age of marriage for females is at 27 years old and men at 29 years old.

Around one in three Filipino men (36.5%) and women (36.2%) are getting married between the age of 25 and 29 years old, the PSA report bared.

Of the total marriages in 2019, about 38.6% were made through civil ceremonies. Marriages officiated in Roman Catholic Church came in second (36.2%) followed by other religious rites (22.9%), Muslim tradition (1.4%), and tribal ceremony (0.9%). More males and females aged 25-34 years old who got married were solemnized in the Roman Catholic Church compared to any other types of marriage ceremony.

Almost half or 44.9% of the total number of marriages in the country in 2019 occurred in December (12.0%), February (11.5%), May (11.1%), and April (10.3%).

In 2019, there were a total of 15,047 marriages involving Filipinos and foreign nationals.

The highest number of intermarriages involving Filipino men were with American women (16.6%), followed by Australian (14.0%), Canadian (12.3%), Chinese (7.2%) and Japanese (7.1%). On the side of Filipino women, the highest number were with American men (26.8%), followed by Japanese (10.6%), British (6.6%), Korean (6.3%), and Canadian (5.7%).

The PSA came up with the 2019 Philippine Marriage Statistics using registered marriage certificates at the Office of the City/Municipal Civil Registrars throughout the country from January to December 2019.