In 2022, 244,000 marriages were celebrated in France, a record for 10 years according to INSEE, which has just published a new study. As for the average age of the bride and groom, it has been steadily increasing for 20 years.
In 2022, approximately 244,000 people got married, according to the demographic report published by INSEE on January 17, 2023. A record figure which had not been reached since 2012 and which is explained by the postponement, because of the health crisis linked to Covid-19, of marriages which should have been celebrated in 2020 and 2021. According to INSEE, the 237,000 marriages celebrated in 2022 concerned people of the opposite sex and 7,000 couples of the same sex.
If the newlyweds pass the mayor less often, they also seem to take their time before uniting. The average age of marriage is 37.2 years for women and 39.6 years for men in 2022 . For same-sex couples, the average age in 2022 is 38.5 for women and 44 for men.
If marriages were more numerous in 2022, this is not the case for number of Pacs that have decreased by approximately 8% compared to 2021. Approximately 192,000 Pacs were celebrated in 2022 compared to 209,461 the previous year, marked by a catch-up in pacts not celebrated in 2020. Like 2022, the year 2023 should be a record year for the number of marriages according to specialists. ' In 2023, those who were to do so in 2021 but who could not postpone it to 2022 get married because everything was already booked, but also the bride and groom who, not knowing what the health situation would be in 2022, preferred to move one step further. year ', has, in fact, entrusted Clément Tournier, the president of the Union of professionals in solidarity with events (Upse) to BFM TV.Source journaldesfemmes.fr