31 Jul '15, 1am

UPDATES: Marriages hit five-decade high of 28,407; more available housing may be behind rise.

UPDATES: Marriages hit five-decade high of 28,407; more available housing may be behind rise.

More than 28,000 couples tied the knot last year - the highest figure since records began in 1961. PHOTO: ST FILE Wedding bells rang longer and louder than usual last year with a record 28,407 marriages registered - the highest in the past five decades. The figure is an 8.2 per cent rise from the year before, and the highest since record-keeping began in 1961. Meanwhile, divorces and annulments fell by 2.9 per cent to 7,307 last year, according to the report by the Department of Statistics released yesterday. Commenting, sociologist Tan Ern Ser said: "This could be due to more couples taking marriage preparation seriously and therefore being less likely to divorce." As for marriages, data showed that even after taking population changes into account, the rate was the highest in at least 10 years . Changes in housing policies may have played a part. Sociologist Paulin Strau...

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