Registered Marriages in Ilocos Sur in 2020
The number of registered marriages in Ilocos Sur during the calendar year 2020 was recorded at 1,933. It decreased by almost half or 45.7 percent from the 3,558 registered marriages in the same period of 2019. The month with the highest registered marriages for 2020 was in January with a total of 558, while the lowest was in April with 11 registered marriages.
The daily average marriage occurrence during the calendar year 2020 was computed at 5. The highest was recorded in January with a daily average marriage occurrence of 18, while the lowest was in April with no record.
City of Vigan posted highest number of registered marriages
The City of Vigan recorded the highest number of total registered marriages in the province for the year 2020 with 146. This was followed by the City of Candon with 135, then the municipalities of Sta. Lucia and Magsingal with 119 each, and Narvacan with 103 registered marriages.
Municipality of Sugpon posted lowest number of registered marriages
The Municipality of Sugpon recorded the lowest number of total registered marriages for the year 2020 in the province with 3 registered marriages. This was followed by the municipalities of Sigay with 9, then Lidlidda with 14, Nagbukel with 16, and San Esteban with 17 registered marriages. (see Figure 2)
Registered Marriages by Age Group
The age group with the highest number of both grooms and brides in the province for the year 2020 belongs to the age bracket of 25-29 years old with 778 grooms and 739 brides.
On the other hand, the age bracket of 20 years old and below had the least number of grooms for the said year with 29, while the age bracket of 45-49 years old had the least number of brides with 20 records.
Figure 3 also shows that there are still marrying couples aged 50 years old and above.
Number of Registered Marriages by Type of Ceremony
There are 908 registered marriages in the year 2020 which were solemnized through Civil Rites. This is almost half or 47 percent of the total registered marriages in the province for the reference period.
It was followed by marriages solemnized by the Roman Catholic Church with 774 or 40 percent of the total. Moreover, Other Religious Rites with 249 or 13 percent, Tribal with 1, and not stated with 1 marriage.
(SGD) REYNOR R. FERNANDO
Chief Statistical Specialist