The number of couples who got married in Turkey decreases by 10,1% in 2020

The number of couples who got married in Turkey decreases by 10,1% in 2020

While the number of couples who got married was 542 thousand 314 in 2019, it was 487 thousand 270 in 2020 by decreasing 10.1%, the Turkish Statistical Institute said in a statement on Thursday

According to the statement, the crude marriage rate expressing the number of marriages per thousand population was 5.84 per thousand in 2020.

While the number of couples who got divorced was 156 thousand 587 in 2019, it was 135 thousand 22 in 2020 by decreasing 13.8%. The crude divorce rate expressing the number of divorces per thousand population was 1.62 per thousand in 2020.

Mean age at first marriage was increased

When the mean age at first marriage was analyzed by years, it was seen that there was an increase in both sexes. The mean age at first marriage was 27.9 for males and 25.1 for females in 2020. The mean age difference at first marriage between males and female was 2.8 years.

The highest crude marriage rate was in Adıyaman with 7.14 per thousand

The province having the highest crude marriage rate was Adıyaman with 7.14 per thousand in 2020. Adıyaman was followed by Şanlıurfa with 7.13 per thousand and Kilis with 7.00 per thousand. The province having the lowest crude marriage rate was Gümüşhane with 4.14 per thousand. Gümüşhane was followed by Tunceli with 4.18 per thousand and Artvin with 4.58 per thousand.

Significant changes were observed in the number of marriages by months due to the pandemic

When the number of marriages was analyzed by months, a significant decrease was observed in April and May 2020. While the number of marriages was 53 thousand 155 in April 2019, it decreased by 68.7% due to the pandemic and became 16 thousand 657 in the same month of 2020. While the number of marriages was 30 thousand 376 decreased by 61.6% in May 2019, which coincides with most of the month of Ramadan, it became 11 thousand 666 in the same month of 2020, with the effect of both the pandemic and the month of Ramadan.

On the other hand, the number of marriages increased in July and August 2020 compared to the previous year. While the number of marriages was 66 thousand 932 in July 2019, it increased by 8.2% and reached 72 thousand 402 in the same month of 2020. While the number of marriages was 66 thousand 987 in August 2019, it increased by 15.1% and reached 77 thousand 86 in the same month of 2020.

The number of foreign brides was 18 thousand 909, the number of foreign grooms 3 thousand 828

When the marriage of foreign persons in total marriages was analyzed, the number of foreign brides was 18 thousand 909 in 2020 and it was 3.9% of total brides. On the other hand, the number of foreign grooms was 3 thousand 828 in 2020 and it was 0.8% of total grooms.

When foreign grooms were analyzed by citizenship, German grooms took first place with 27.6% in foreign grooms. German grooms were followed by Syrian grooms with 19.2% and Austrian grooms with 5.6%.

When foreign brides were analyzed by citizenship, Syrian brides took first place with 14.8% in foreign brides. Syrian brides were followed by Azerbaijani brides with 10.5% and German brides with 9.4%.

The highest crude divorce rate was in Antalya with 2.47 per thousand

The province having the highest crude divorce rate was Antalya with 2.47 per thousand in 2020. Antalya was followed by İzmir with 2.45 per thousand and Muğla with 2.40 per thousand. The province having the lowest crude divorce rate was Hakkari with 0.24 per thousand. This province was followed by Muş with 0.25 per thousand and Şırnak with 0.29 per thousand.

Significant changes were observed in the number of divorces by months due to the pandemic

When the number of divorces was analyzed by months, a significant decrease was observed in April and May 2020 due to the pandemic. While the number of divorces was 14 thousand 496 in April 2019, it decreased by 96.1% to 562 in the same month of 2020, it was 14 thousand 555 in May 2019 and decreased by 96.2% to 548 in the same month of 2020. On the other hand, there was an increase in the number of divorces in July 2020 compared to the previous year. While the number of divorces was 13 thousand 555 in July 2019, it increased by 69.9% and reached 23 thousand 25 in the same month of 2020.

On the other hand, it was seen that the number of divorces decreased in August of 2019 and 2020 due to the judicial recess.

35.3% of divorces occurred in the first five years of marriage

In 2020, 35.3% of divorces occurred in the first five years of marriage and 20.7% of divorces occurred in marriages with a duration of 6-10 years.

Last year 124 thousand 742 children were affected by the divorce of their parents

As a result of the divorce cases, while 135 thousand 22 couples were divorced, 124 thousand 742 children were given to guardianship in 2020. It was seen that as a result of divorce cases, guardianship of children was mostly given to the mother. 75.8% of the guardianship of the children was given to the mother and 24.2% to the father in 2020. Guardianship covers all children under the age of 18 and children with disabilities, even over the age of 18.

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