Stronger sex reflected in mirror of statistics

Belarus has 115 women for every 100 men

Belarus has 115 women for every 100 men

Belarus is among those countries boaster more women than men. According to demographic statistical data, as of early this year, there were 4,409,300 men in Belarus, accounting for 46.5 percent of the total population.

As of January 1st, 2015, the average age of men was 37.2 years, with men in cities being, on average, significantly younger than in rural areas. The average age of urban men is 36.1 years, against 40.7 years in the villages. The average age of men is 5.2 years lower than women.

Annually, more boy babies are born than girls: 61,300 boys in 2014, against 57,200 girls. There were 935 girls per 1,000 boy babies.

However, by 30-33 years, the number of men and women almost equalises. The greatest disproportion is seen in older years, when, by 65 years of age, there are 1.5-fold more women than men. By the age of 74, there are twice as many women as men.

Men of able-bodied age account for 66 percent of the total number of the Republic’s male population.

In 2014, 83,900 men married, with just 26.3 percent aged between 20 and 24 years, and 32.6 percent aged between 25 and 29 years. Of these, 61,000 men were enjoying their first marriage. Just 610 were over the age of 50. The average age of a bridegroom wedding for the first time was 27.4 years in 2015; for those marrying for the second time, the average age was 40.6 years.

According to a selective poll of households, as of early 2015, every third man aged 16 and over assessed his health as good.

By Alexander Pimenov
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