Egypt witnessing increase in divorces
The divorce rate in Egypt is on the increase as the country registered 245,777 last year, up from 22,036 cases the previous year according to data presented by the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS), Middle East Monitor (MEMO) reports.
The increase in the number of divorces represents 14.7 per cent. The CAPMAS’s Annual Bulletin of Marriage and Divorce Statistics for the year 2021 also revealed that the number of marriage deeds issued in the country reached 880,041 in 2021 compared to 876,015 in 2020; a slight increase of 0.5 per cent.
The 25-30 year age group represents the segment of the society where most marriages were registered; 352,259 contracts, representing 40 per cent of the total deeds.
People aged 70 and over had the lowest marriage rates with just 4,662 contracts. The average age of marriage was 30.7 in 2021, the data also reveal.