For January - September, 2008 in the Nikolaev area 5 thousand 827 weddings, from them in city settlements - 4 thousand 412, in rural areas - 1 thousand 415 were registered.
In nine months of this year were registered 245 marriages concluded with citizens of other states (4,2% of total of marriages).
According to Head department of statistics in the Nikolaev area, women marry aged from 18 till 23 years that makes 45,7% from all registered weddings, the man - aged from 20 till 24 years (35,1%) more often.
Girls, as a rule, marry earlier, than men, and for marriage couple select men of mainly advanced age. For example, for January - September of the current year the youngest brides of steel two 15 - summer girls, and the most young grooms - two 16 - summer young men. The most respectable age among "newlyweds" was 81 years among women and 88 years among men.
For the same time, from January to September, in area 3 thousand 824 divorces, among which in city settlements - 2 thousand 876, in rural areas - 948 were registered.
High level of stains among young married couples negatively influences a demographic situation of area. After all nearly a third the rastorzhennykh of marriages is the share of the population at the age of 25-29 years. The majority the rastorzhennykh of marriages existed less than 5 years - only in nine months of the current year 1 thousand 192 such marriages broke up.