Number of marriages per year decliningTuesday 15 July 2014 20.37
The numbers of marriages per year has been declining, according to national figures that will be published soon.
The number of marriages registered in 2013 was 20,670, which amounts to a decrease of 2,120 (9%) compared to 2007.
The composition of marriages, as between civil and religious, has changed in recent years.
Non-religious marriages now account for 29% of all marriages, up 23% from 2007.
The figures are contained in the annual report of the National Register, which was brought to Cabinet today.