More Marriages Than Divorces

The Ministry of Trade and Industry’s Department of Statistics said in a report that more marriages were registered while the divorce and annulment rates fell in Singapore. 

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Total Marriages

There are total of 27,936 registered marriages in Singapore, both civil and Muslim as of 2012. There was an increase of 2.5 percent from the 27,258 last 2011 (this does not include overseas marriages and small number of civil weddings). Moreover, Muslim marriages increase from 4,418 to 4,802 on the same period.

For male, the marriage rate increased from 43.7 marriages per 1,000 unmarried aged 15-44 during the same period. For the female, a small increase was observed from 41.4 to 41.6 marriages for every thousand unmarried aged 15-44.

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Inter-Ethnic Marriages

A total of 21 percent for inter-ethnic civil marriage was rated last 2012. Among these are Chinese bride and groom and “others.” The Indians, Eurasians, Caucasians, and Malays were not included according to the Department of Statistics. The inter-ethnic marriages were best described by marriages among Malay grooms or brides which counted 24 percent of the 1,611 inter-ethnic Muslim marriages.

Annulments and Divorces

The overall number of marital detachments was 7,241 on 2012 and has lowered down to 7,604 divorce cases and annulments. It has also decreased to 1.9 divorces per 1,000 from 2012. On male residents, divorce rate declined from 7.6 per 1,000 aged 20 years and above. For women, divorce rate fell from 7.2 to 6.7.

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The Department of Statistics in Singapore actualized to collect on the divorce statistics in 1981. This would help on controlling and checking on to the population and related administrations.


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