Official data shows that the number of marriages in China has continued to decline in recent years, and the number of first marriages declined by 9.16% last year, which is the first time in many years that the number of first marriages in China has declined. The number has dropped below 11 million. ,
“Yicai Global” reported that according to the “China Statistical Yearbook 2023” compiled and published by the National Bureau of Statistics, the number of first marriages in China in 2022 will be 10.5176 million, a decrease of 1.0604 million compared with 2021. Equivalent to a decrease of 9.16%.
Based on historical data, 2013 was the peak of the number of first marriages in China, reaching 23.8596 million, and has been decreasing year by year since then. The number of first marriages in China is expected to decline by 55.9% from 2013 to 2022.
China’s marriage registration data includes the number of first marriages and the number of remarriages. The number of first marriage is closely related to the number of births.
Given the age structure of the married population, the age of first marriage in China has been significantly delayed, according to “China”Census“Yearbook-2020” shows that the average age at first marriage in China in 2020 is 28.67 years, which is 3.78 years higher than the average age at first marriage in 2010 (24.89 years).
According to reports, the number of first-time marriages in China last year was less than 11 million, which was affected by many factors such as the decline in the number of marriageable people, the late age of first marriage, and changes in the concept of marriage. and love. As the “post-95” and even the “post-00” enter the stage of marriage and childbearing, the number of young people of marriageable age is also declining.
Dong Yuzheng, a special researcher at the Counselor’s Office of the Guangdong Provincial Government, analyzed that many young people in China generally do not want to get married. There are many factors that influence young people’s desire to marry, including the stability of marriage in real life; The concept of marriage has changed, and many people no longer consider marriage and childbearing as a necessary course in life. Additionally, there are factors such as the rising cost of marriage in real life.