Friday, April 22, 2022
Number of marriages declined
The number of marriages in Davao Region dropped by 38.1 percent in year 2020. Data showed a decreasing trend from 2010 to 2016 and increasing from 2016 to 2018. From 2018 to 2019, it decreased by 5.9 percent. (Table 1 and Figure 1).
In 2020, Davao Region recorded a total of 13,566 registered marriages.
Most number of couples married in December
Most number of marriages in 2020 occurred in December with 1,905 (14.0% of the total marriages in the region). It was followed by the months of January and February with 13.5 percent and 13.2 percent, respectively (Table 2).
On the other hand, the least number of marriages was recorded in April with 60 or 0.4 percent of the region’s total marriages.
On the average, Davao Region was reported to have 37 solemnized marriages daily in 2020.
Highest occurrence of marriages in Davao City
Among the provinces and Highly Urbanized City in Davao Region, Davao City recorded the highest number of marriages in 2020 at 4,367 which accounted for 32.2 percent of total marriages registered in the region (Figure 2). This was followed by Davao del Norte with 3,092 marriages (22.79%).
The provinces of Davao del Sur, Davao de Oro, and Davao Oriental had registered marriages of 2,082 (15.3%), 1,718 (12.7%) and 1,283 (9.5%), respectively.
Davao Occidental, on the other hand, had the least registered number of marriages at 1,024 or 7.5 percent of the region’s total marriages.
Most men and women in Davao Region married between ages 25-29 years old
Men marry at an older age compared to women. The reported median age for men is 29 years old while that for women is 27 years old (Figure 3).
Most men married at ages 25 to 29 years old, which accounted for 38.1 percent of the total number of grooms in the region. Most women also married at 25 to 29 years old, representing 39.4 percent of the total number of brides (Table 3 and Figure 4).
The number of men aged 60 years old and over, who got married in 2020 regardless of their previous marital status, was more than three times higher compared to that of women of the same age group.
Meanwhile, the percentage of teenage brides (613 or 4.5 percent) was more than five times higher than that of the teenage grooms.
On the average, there were two (2) teenage brides solemnized daily in 2020.
Data on marriages presented in this release were obtained from the Certificates of Marriage (Municipal Form No. 97) that were registered at the Office of the City/Municipal Civil Registrars in Davao Region and forwarded to the Philippine Statistics Authority. Information presented includes registered marriages which occurred from January to December 2020.
Marriage is a special contract of permanent union between a man and a woman entered into in accordance with law for the establishment of conjugal and family life.
SUPPORT THE 2015-2024 CRVS DECADE
President Benigno S. Aquino III signed Proclamation No. 1106 on August 20, 2015 which declared the years 2015 to 2024 as Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Decade (CRVS). Said proclamation is a concrete manifestation of the Philippine government’s support to the outcome of the Ministerial Conference on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific held in November 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand.
RUBEN D. ABARO, JR., CESE