Number of Marriages by Age Group of Bride and Place of Occurrence (Region/Province/Municipality), Philippines: 2017

Table ID: 1A1BVMA0

Indicator Human Development Indicator
Definition Marriage is a special contract of permanent union between a man and a woman entered into in accordance with law for the establishment of conjugal and family life.

Foreign Marriages refer to marriages involving Filipinos that occurred outside the country.

Place of Occurrence refers to the place where the vital event took place.
Method of Computation / Estimation Procedure Individual Records (Counts)
Sum of Total
Source of Basic Data Certificate of Marriage or Municipal Form No. 97
Source Document/ Agency Philippine Statistics Authority
Frequency of Release Annually
Latest Available 2017
Level of Disaggregation Provincial, by Age Group
Remarks Registration of vital events is the responsibility of the Local Government Units (LGUs) through the LCRs who are under the technical supervision of the Civil Registrar General of the National Statistics Office by virtue of the provisions of Act 3753. However, pursuant to the Philippine Statistical Act of 2013, the PSA took over the civil registration function of NSO with the National Statistician as the Civil Registrar General who provides overall directions in the implementation of the Civil Registry Law and related issuances and exercises technical supervision over the LCRs.

For marriages, the solemnizing officers from various religious sects and denominations who officiate the marriage ceremonies are responsible in causing the registration and shall certify to the facts of the events at the LCR Offices. The contracting parties, a witness or the person who has full knowledge of the occurrence of the event shall report the event, in default of the above mentioned informants.

Meanwhile, reports of marriages occurring abroad from the PFSPs are forwarded to the DFA and subsequently submitted to the Philippine Statistics Authority - Civil Registration Service.

Civil registration is a continuous process. Hence, there is a need to establish certain cut-off period. The data presented here are marriages that occurred in 2016 but received from the Local Civil Registrars (LCRs) from January 2016 to March 2017. Marriages occurring in 2016 but were received beyond March 2017 were no longer included in this report.
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