Lowest marriage rate since 1950 - 231,200 marriages between people of different sex in 2013

Vanessa Bellamy, division Enquêtes et études démographiques, Insee

231,225 marriages were celebrated in France in 2013 between people of different sex. This is the lowest figure recorded since the Second World War. Since the mid-1970s, marriages have been fewer and later. Remarriages represented about 20% of marriages in 2013. In the last seven months of 2013, 7,367 marriages between people of the same sex were celebrated.

Insee Focus
No 18
Paru le : 12/02/2015