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Press release

Marriages and civil unions

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In 2018, 195,778 marriages celebrated in Italy, an increase of about 4,500 to the previous year (+ 2.3%).

The tendency to later marriages continued. Currently the grooms ’age at their first wedding was 33.7 and the brides’ age was 31.5 on average (respectively 1.6 and 2.1 years older than in 2008).

Second and subsequent marriages, after a phase of growth observed in recent years, also due to the introduction of the “Quick divorce”, remained stable to the previous year. Their incidence on total marriages reached 19.9%.

Reference period: Year 2018

Date of Issue: 17 December 2019