THE latest census data released by Spain’s National Institute of Statistics have revealed that civil weddings have tripled in the province of Almería.
During the first half of 2016, a total of 650 marriages had been civil out of 905 registered in total in Almeria. Conversely, only 225 were Catholic, and just four ceremonies were of other faiths. The average age of marriage for men was 36 and 33 for women compared to a national average of 35.
Significantly, there have been more divorces than marriages since 2015 throughout the region with a total of 924 divorces between January and June of 2016.