Number of divorces, up by 328 pc in 2014 against 1930. Live births rate, lower than during interwar period
The number of divorces increased by 328% from 1930 to 2014, the rate is currently 1.22 per thousand inhabitants, the National Statistics Institute (INS) informs.
In 1930, the divorce rate was 0.45 per thousand inhabitants, and most cases (3,791) were in rural area, and in urban areas the number was of 2,547. In 2014, the number of divorces was of 27,188, of which in urban areas 18,692 divorces, and most of them involved couples who have exceeded 20 years of marriage, i.e. 5,987 cases.
The fewest divorces occurred in 1967, namely 48, after some legal provisions relating to divorce were amended (in October 1966). In contrast, in 1998 there were 39,985 divorces.
In 1930, Romania’s population was of 14,141,000 inhabitants, of which 20.6% in urban areas and the rest in rural areas. In 2014, Romania’s population was of 22.3 million people by domicile, of which 56.4% in urban areas and the rest in rural areas. The population is thus close to the level of 1980, of 22.201 million people, approximately the same number of inhabitants per square kilometre, i.e. 93.5. In 2014, 51.2% were women and 48.8% men. The average age of women was 42 years and the men’s was 39. The resident population in 2014 was just over 19.9 million people.
The birth rate in 1930 was of 34.1 live births/1,000 population, while in 2014 it dropped to 8.3 live births/1,000 population. The year with the highest birth rate for the same number of inhabitants was 1932, when the rate was of 35.1 live births/1,000 population.