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Vital Statistics / Basic Demographic Indicators. First half 2019

The number of births decreases by 6.2% in the first half of 2019 and the number of deaths decreases by 5.4%. The natural growth of the population presents a negative balance of 45,404 persons during the first half of the year. The number of marriages decreases by 1.2%, as compared to the same period of 2018.

Marriages in Spain. Year 2018. Final data
  Value Variation
Total of marriages 167,613 -3.46
Both spouses are spanish 139,455 -3.76
One of the spouses is a foreigner 23,771 -2.15
Both spouses are foreigners 4,387 -0.81
Between spouses of different sex 162,743 -3.70
Between spouses of the same sex 4,870 5.02
  • Variation respect the same period of the previous month
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Definitivos 2018 y provisionales semestre 1/2019 Published: 11/12/2019

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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.