Number of marriages falls threefold over past 30 years

Marriages and divorces have stayed on a downward track for years.

14 лютого 2021

Number of marriages falls threefold over past 30 years

The number of marriages decreased threefold over the past 30 years. In 2020, 167,900 marriages were officially registered, against 493,000 in 1991.

Over the past year, the figure decrease by 29%. The dynamic may be due to the quarantine, although the downward trend in marriages was observed earlier, too.

Marriage registrations
Year199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Marriage registrations493,067394,075427,882399,152431,731307,543345,016310,504344,888274,523309,602317,228370,966278,225332,143354,959416,427321,992318,198305,933355,880278,276304,232294,962299,038229,453249,522228,411237,858167,974

Divorces are also declining, albeit not as fast as marriages. In 1991, 200,810 couples divorced, and in 2020 — 119,253.

Divorces
Year199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Divorces200,810222,630218,974207,577198,300193,030188,232179,688175,781197,274181,334183,538177,183173,163183,455179,123178,364166,845145,439126,068182,490168,508164,939130,673129,373129,997128,734153,949138,005119,253

In Ukraine, divorces are handled either by the Civil Status Registration Offices if the couple has no children and property disputes or, otherwise, by courts. The latter usually handle the most divorces (about 70%).

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