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With Singaporeans marrying later in life, and more divorces than marriages happening as compared to the year before in 2014, we were surprised to see that the overall number of citizen marriages (23,805) in 2015 is higher than the decade’s average of 21,900.

The figures came courtesy of the annual Population in Brief 2016 report released on Sept. 27 by the National Population and Talent Division (NPTD). The report also noted that 36 per cent of the marriage that took place in Singapore, were transnational unions (i.e. Singaporean citizens marrying foreigners).

According to the same report, inter-racial marriages make up about two in 10 marriages, and the average age for Singaporeans when they get married, is around 27.9 years for females, and 30.1 years for males.

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