1,039 Births Outside Marriage
Out of all the marriages celebrated in Malta during last year, 46.5% were civil marriages. This means an increase of 2.5% when compared with the previous year.
More than a third (33.9%) of men who married last year were between the age of 25 and 29 years, while 28.2% were between 30 and 34 years of age. On the other hand, 40% of women were between 25 and 29 years, 23.2% were between 30 and 34, and 14% were between 20 and 24 years.
This statistic was given in a statement issued by the National Statistics Office on the occasion of World Population Day. According to the statistic, at the end of last year Malta had a population of 425,384, an increase of 1% over 2012. Such an increase is mainly the effect of migration.
Out of all the people living in Malta during the last year, 94.1% were Maltese. 17.8% of the total population were persons under the age of 18, while 17.9% were 65 or older. In the latter age group, 2,114 people, divided between 1500 women and 614 men, were over the age of 89.
Nativity rates in Malta decreased by 2.5% over the previous year. 129 infants, consisting of 3.1%, were born to teenage mothers. Nearly two-thirds of babies were born to mothers aged 25 to 34. There were 1,039 births outside marriage, of which 10.8% were babies of teenagers and 30.6% were babies born to women between 20 and 24 years.
During 2013, 3,236 deaths were recorded in Malta, of which 66.5% were deaths of people who had exceeded 74 years.