Statistics on Marriages and Divorces 2016

What do statistics on marriages and divorces 2016 look like?

Statistics on marriages and divorces 2016 show that:

  1. There were fewer civil marriages (22,017 in 2016 as compared to 22,544 in 2015);
  2. There were more Muslim marriages (5,954 in 2016 as compared to 5,778 in 2017);
  3. 44.4 unmarried males out of every 1,000 aged between 15 to 49 years old got married; and
  4. 41.6 unmarried females out of every 1,000 aged between 15 to 49 years old got married.

The total number of marriages (27.971) represents a 1.2% decrease from 2015.

Statistics on marriages and divorces 2016 show that more people are getting married at an older age.

Further, the median age of first marriage for males is 30.3, an increase from 29.7 years old in 2006, whereas the median age of first marriage for females is 28.3, up from 28.3 years old in 2006. This resulted in the marriage rates for those under 30 to fall. There is an increase in the 30 to 34 age group, i.e. the peak age group for males to marry.

There were more inter-ethnic marriages (21.5% overall), up from 7.6% in 1990. This is more prevalent in Muslim marriages.

Statistics on marriages and divorces 2016 also show that:

  1. There were 7,614 divorces and annulments in 2016, which represents a 1.2% increase from 2015;
  2. There were 5,912 civil marriage dissolutions in 2016, as compared to 5,855 in 2015; and
  3. There were 1,702 Muslim divorces in 2016, as compared to 1,667 in 2015.

Further, for every 1,000 married males, there were 7.1 divorced males in 2016. On the other hand, for ever 1,000 married females, there were 6.6 divorced females in 2016.

The proportion of divorcees aged 45 and above rose to 42.3% in 2016 for males (up from 31.4%) and 28.4% for females (up from 20%).

The median age for divorce is 42.8 years for men and 38.5 years old for women.

62.4% of divorces were initiated by wives in civil divorces. Most filed for divorce using the reasons of “unreasonable behaviour” (53.5%) and separation (42.5%).

See: “Fewer marriages, more divorces in 20116: Singstat”, Channel News Asia, 18 July 2017

See: Felicia Choo, “Marriages in Singapore see slight dip, while divorces edge up”, The Straits Times, 18 July 2017

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