Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Number of Marriages…
There were 777 marriages registered in Quezon in March 2023. It recorded an increase of 25.3 percent from the previous month’s total of 620.
The daily average of registered marriages during the month was 25, higher than the recorded daily average of 22 in March 2023.
Marriages by Place of Occurrence…
Sariaya (86 or 11.1 %) had the highest number of registered marriages, followed by Lucena City (81 or 10.4 %) and San Andres (77 or 9.9 %).
Buenavista (70 or 9.0 %) and City of Tayabas (43 or 5.5 %) recorded the next highest registered marriages.
Around 39.0 percent of the 41 municipalities/cities in the province registered less than ten (10) marriage occurrences during the month.
There was no registered marriage event in the island municipalities of Jomalig, Patnanungan and Perez.
Marriages by Type of Ceremony…
The most number of registered marriages was solemnized under church rites, with 372 or 47.9 percent.
Marriages performed under civil rites totaled 356 accounting for 45.8 percent of the total registered marriages.
There were seven (7) marriage events celebrated under Muslim rites, equivalent to 0.9 percent.
Marriages celebrated under other types of ceremonies comprised 5.4 percent.
Marriages by Age Group of Groom and Bride…
The highest recorded number of brides and grooms belonged to age group 25-29 years, with 305 (39.3 %) and 283 (36.4 %), respectively.
There were thirty-three (33) teen brides and eleven (11) teen grooms in March.
Marriages by Previous Marital Status of Groom and Bride…
Almost all of the couples were first timers or single brides (767) and grooms (766) prior to the marriage.
Only a small percentage of brides and grooms were widow/ widower, divorced and annulled prior to the marriage.
Marriages by Nationality of Groom and Bride…
About 98.6 percent of the grooms and all of the brides were Filipinos in the registered marriages in March.
Intermarriages between Filipino brides and grooms of foreign descent were with American, Australian, British, Canadian, Israeli, Latvian and Taiwanese.
(SGD.) AIRENE A. PUCYUTAN
Chief Statistical Specialist