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Vital Statistics / Basic Demographic Indicators. Provisional data 2019

The number of births decreased 3.5% in 2019 and the average number of children per woman stood at 1.23. The natural increase of the population presented a negative balance of 57,146 people. The number of marriages decreased by 1.2% compared to 2018.

Marriages in Spain. Year 2019. Provisional data
  Value Variation
Total of marriages 165,578 -1.20
Both spouses are spanish 135,545 -3.70
One of the spouses is a foreigner 25,080 11.61
Both spouses are foreigners 4,953 12.90
Between spouses of different sex 160,470 -1.40
Between spouses of the same sex 5,108 4.89
  • Variation respect the same period of the previous month
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Datos provisionales 2019 Published: 03/06/2020

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Marriage Statistics have been prepared since 1858 and constitute one of the most traditional works in the INE. It collects data on marriages celebrated in Spain, as well as the socio-demographic characteristics of the spouses.

It is prepared ( developed ) in cooperation with the Autonomous Communities, with the Civil Registries being the primary source of information, which is collected from the Statistical Bulletin of Marriages. At the moment of registering the demographic event in the Civil Registry, the spouses fill out the Bulletin portion relating to personal data and the Registry completes the registration information.