Egypt Independent

Marriages in Egypt rose to 928,800 in 2019: CAPMAS



The total number of marriages across Egypt increased to 928,800 contracts in 2019 compared to 887,300 in 2018, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said, an increase of 4.6 percent.

Divorce certificates meanwhile reached 225,900 in 2019 compared to 211,500 certificates in 2018, an increase of 6.8 percent.

Urban areas saw 384,500 marriage contracts in 2019, 41.5 percent of the total, while rural areas saw 543,000 marriages at 58.5 percent of the total.

The 20 and 25 year age group saw the most marriages, with 335,600 contracts accounting for 36.2 percent of the total.

The lowest marriage rates came from the 65 years and over age group, with 111,900 marriages accounting for 0.1 percent of the total.

According to the CAPMAS report the highest marriage rates in 2019 were also among educated people with an intermediate degree, with 361,600 marriages accounting for 39 percent of the total.

The lowest marriage rates were among educated people with a higher university degree, with only 957 contracts accounting for 0.1 percent of the total.

The highest divorce rates were concentrated in the 30 and less than 35 age group, with 46,094 divorce certificates accounting for 20.4 percent of overall divorces, while the lowest rate of divorce was recorded in the 65 years and over age group, with only 1,415 divorces.