Based from the preliminary data as of February 28, 2022, the total number of registered marriages in the National Capital Region (NCR) reached 39,916 or 11.52% share from the total registered marriages in the country. The City of Makati recorded 1,726 marriages from January 2021 to December 2021 with 4.32% share from the total number of marriages in the National Capital Region (NCR). On the average, a total of 144 marriage ceremonies were registered monthly or average of 5 couples reported daily.
Quezon City reported the highest number of registered marriages with 12,188 (30.53%) while the Municipality of Pateros recorded the lowest number with 181 (0.45%) marriages. Refer to Table 1 and Figure 1 below.
Registered Marriages increases in 2021
In Table 2, the total number of registered marriages in the City of Makati posted a decrease of 31.20% from 2,083 in 2019 to 1,433 in 2020. However, an increase of 20.45% was recorded from 2020 to 2021 with a total of 1,726 registered marriages. Figure 2 shows the percent change from 2019 to 2021.
Table 3 and Figure 3 present the highest and lowest number of registered marriages which occurred from 2019 - 2021. The lowest number of marriages was recorded in April 2020, a month after declaring a nationwide lockdown due to covid 19. The City of Makati recorded 10 wedding ceremonies, 0.70% share from the total registered marriages in 2020.
For the past 3 years, couples most preferred wedding month was during Christmas season. December 2021 recorded the highest number of couples who got married in the City of Makati with a total of 274 (15.87% share) marriage ceremonies. This happened after lowering the alert level in the National Capital Region.
Vital Statistics are delivered from information obtained at the time when the occurrences of vital events and their characteristics are inscribed in a civil register. Vital acts and events are the birth, deaths and marriages, and all such events that have something to do with an individual's entrance and departure from life together with the changes in civil status that may occur to a person during his lifetime. Recording of these events in the civil register is known as vital or civil registration and the resulting documents are vital records.
Marriage is a special contract of permanent union between a man and woman entered into in accordance with law for the establishment of conjugal and family life.
Place of Occurence refers to the place where the vital event took place.
Daily Average refers to the arithmetic mean of marriage occurrences per day.
Monthy Average refers to the arithmetic mean of marriage occurrences per month.