Marriage rate falls, average ages rise

Ireland’s marriage rate is falling as average age of bride and groom continues to rise, new figures from the Central Statistics Office show.

8th February, 2013
Marriage rates falling

Ireland’s marriage rate is falling as average age of bride and groom continues to rise, new figures from the Central Statistics Office show.

The number of marriages registered in 2010 was 20,594, which equates to a crude marriage rate of 4.5 per 1,000 of the population. This compares with a total of 21,627 marriages and a marriage rate of 4.8 per thousand of the population in 2009.

The 2010 marriage rate was the lowest in the state since 1998 when...

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