Algeria: Number of people getting married decreased to 160 000 in 2017, latest statistics

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The number of marriage decreased to 160,000 cases in 2017, according to the latest statistics, said,  Monday, April 09, 2018, the Director of Population at the Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform.

Speaking at “Ennahar TV”, M Ouali indicated that the number of marriage reached 160,000 cases in 2017, while, in 2016, it was 163,000, a decrease of 3,000 marriages a year.

The number of marriage has decreased in 2017 and 2018, unlike divorce cases which have increased significantly in recent years, he said without giving figures.

On the other hand, the official pointed out that the current Algerian population is estimated at 42, 4 million, stating that this figure is “rising”.
This increase, he explained, is attributed to a combination of rising birth rates and a decrease in the number of deaths in Algeria.

On the other hand, the number of deaths in Algeria is estimated at 4.5 per 1000 inhabitants while the number of deceased infants is estimated at 185 000 in 2017, added the same official.

Regarding the birth rate, Ennahar’s guest estimated that Algeria recorded 600,000 births per year in the 2000s and 1 million births this year.

As long as life expectancy is concerned, this latter is estimated at 77, 5 years 77, 5 for men, 78 years for women,  an increase of 0.5 years each year, pointed out the same official, adding that this increase is attributed to better living conditions in recent years. 




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