Marriage rate is 10 years low! Qingdao has the lowest unmarried youth in the province.

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 Marriage rate is 10 years low! Qingdao has the lowest unmarried youth in the province.


Is it really poverty that makes young people unwilling to marry? According to Qilu Talent Network, the average salary of Shandong workers aged 20-30 in recent five years has increased from 3965 yuan in 2016 to 5018 yuan in 2019. According to gender, 5207 yuan for men and 4625 yuan for women.

Marriage rate hit a new low in recent 10 years

Shandong was once one of the five provinces with the lowest marriage rate.

Recently, the Ministry of Civil Affairs released the Statistical Bulletin on the Development of Civil Affairs in 2018 on its official website. According to the bulletin data, the marriage rate in 2018 was only 7.2 per thousand nationwide, a new low of nearly 10 years.

From the difference of different provinces, the more developed the regional economy, the lower the marriage rate. In 2018, the marriage rate in Shanghai was only 4.4 and in Zhejiang, 5.9 was the penultimate. The marriage rate in Guangdong, Beijing and other places was also on the low side.

This trend and characteristics are consistent with those of Shandong Province. According to the Ministry of Civil Affairs, the crude marriage rate in Shandong has been declining every year since 2011, from 20.11 per thousand in 2011 to 14.20 per thousand in 2015. In the first quarter of 2018, Shandong, together with Shanghai, Zhejiang, Tianjin and Jiangxi, became the five provinces with the lowest marriage rate at that time.

According to the data of Shandong Provincial Civil Affairs Department, 599,000 couples were registered for marriage in 2018, a decrease of 4.3% over 2017, and 225,000 couples were registered for divorce, an increase of 1.9% over 2017.

What are the social impacts of the continuing decline in the marriage rate?

In this regard, Wang Zhongwu, professor of sociology at Shandong University, believes that the reduction of marriage rate is not conducive to social development from the macro level. First of all, the decline in the marriage rate will directly lead to a decline in fertility, which will further cause the aging of the population structure, which is not conducive to social development. In addition, the decline in the marriage rate will also have a certain impact on social stability, such as the large single population may increase social problems such as human trafficking, sexual crime and so on.

Half of marriageable young people in Jiqing are unmarried

The more developed the economy, the lower the marriage rate.

The data show that among the workers aged 20-30 in Shandong Province, the proportion of single/unmarried is the highest, 40.54%; the proportion of unmarried men/girlfriends is 24.26%; and the proportion of married people is 32.79%, less than 1/3.

Among the 16 cities in Shandong Province, the top three are Qingdao (51.96%), Jinan (48.08%) and Yantai (43.7%), the lowest are Heze (24.14%), Zaozhuang (24.91%) and Jining (27.17%). The unmarried rate of eastern cities such as Qingyanwei is much higher than that of Southwest Shandong, which is basically consistent with the lower marriage rate with more developed economy.

According to the salary changes of Shandong workers aged 20-30 in the past five years, from 2016 to 2019, they were 3965 yuan, 4657 yuan, 4896 yuan and 5018 yuan respectively, showing a steady upward trend. In terms of gender, the average monthly salary of men is 5207 yuan and that of women is 4625 yuan.

Marriage is no longer a necessary choice

But its still a better choice.

Economic factors are the primary factors affecting the marriage rate. In economically developed areas, the cost of marriage is often higher. Nowadays, housing, cars and lottery gifts have become the criteria for young people to marry. The housing prices of young people in economically developed areas are very difficult to bear, which has caused great economic pressure on young people to marry. Wang Zhongwu said.

In addition to economic factors, changes in population mobility, social attitudes and other factors also affect the marriage rate. The mismatch between marriageable men and women caused by population mobility is also an important factor. The mobility of the population in economically developed areas is greater, which makes it more likely that within a certain range, the imbalance of the proportion of marriageable men and women will occur.

Marriage rate also takes into account the influence of public opinion. Compared with the past, the pressure of public opinion on young people who choose not to marry is obviously reduced. Changes in social attitudes are also an important aspect. For example, in developed countries in the West, many people choose to live without marriage. For example, the rate of unmarried births in Britain is very high. We are in the same situation. In developed areas, peoples ideas may be more diversified, and marriage is no longer a necessary choice for many people. Wang Zhongwu said. But he still believes that, although marriage is no longer a necessary choice, for most people, marriage is still a better choice. Many studies have shown that married people may have fewer health problems, face much less public pressure and have a better quality of life than single people. Wang Zhongwu said. Source: Responsible Editor of Mass Network: Liu Yuxin_NBJS7825

Marriage rate also takes into account the influence of public opinion. Compared with the past, the pressure of public opinion on young people who choose not to marry is obviously reduced. Changes in social attitudes are also an important aspect. For example, in developed countries in the West, many people choose to live without marriage. For example, the rate of unmarried births in Britain is very high. We are in the same situation. In developed areas, peoples ideas may be more diversified, and marriage is no longer a necessary choice for many people. Wang Zhongwu said.

But he still believes that, although marriage is no longer a necessary choice, for most people, marriage is still a better choice.

Many studies have shown that married people may have fewer health problems, face much less public pressure and have a better quality of life than single people. Wang Zhongwu said.