Easy come easy go
Marriage might be undergoing a declining popularity among Spaniards, or so it would seem by its national (heterosexual) marriage figures, which have experienced a slight decrease overtime. Although there has been an increase since 2020, the national average of 3.74 marriages per 1,000 inhabitants, with the region of Ceuta recording the highest numbers on the list of marriage rate in Spain. On top of that, Spain has one of the highest divorce rates in Europe, with 85.5 divorces per 100 marriages carried out in this country in 2020.
Ageing: a common problem across the continent
The age at first marriage is not the only digit that is on the rise in Spain. Data related to age in the Mediterranean country essentially behave in a similar fashion as the rest of its European counterparts, whose population is also slowly but surely getting older. In 2022, the life expectancy at birth in Spain stood at 83.08 years, one of the highest in the world.