Number of unmarried couples hits record high

The number of unmarried couples in the Czech Republic has reached a record high of 238,000, according to figures released by the Czech Statistical Office. The number of partners living together without having gotten married has grown five-fold in the past fifty years. Most of the people are between 25 and 39 years old, more than half have never been married, and a third are divorcees. The number of registered marriages is also steadily decreasing. In 2011 the Czech Republic registered the least number of marriages since 1918.

Author: Jan Richter