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17 May 2019, 11:51

Picture of Average Belarusian Family

Picture of Average Belarusian Family

A total of 60,714 marriages were registered in Belarus in 2018.

There were 6.4 marriages per 1,000 population in 2018*

Average age of first marriage was 26 years for women, and 28.1 years for men.

92.8% of marriages were registered between Belarusians.

The average age of first-time mothers was 29.4 years.

A total of 94,042 babies were born in 2018. Over 60% of births were second, third and subsequent children in the family.

Proportion by birth order:

39.2% - first child, 39.4% - second child, 21.4% - third and subsequent children.

The fertility rate of women aged 40 to 44 years continued to rise to 2,247 children in 2018, which is 1.8 times up from 2010. 54% of these births were third and subsequent children.

*hereinafter – in 2018

Source: National Statistics Committee of Belarus

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