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Greek Statistics Show Increase in Births and Cohabitation Agreements

An increase in births and a decrease in deaths was recorded in 2016, compared to 2015, according to the Greek Statistical Office (ELSTAT).
Despite this, however, the number of deaths recorded in Greece in 2016 continues to be higher than the number of births.
According to ELSTAT, births amounted to 92,898 (47,882 boys and 45,016 girls), recording an increase of 1,1% compared to 2015.
Births do not include births of dead infants, which in 2016 were 339, an increase of 8.6% compared to 2015.
Deaths decreased by 2% to 118,792 (60,526 males and 58,266 females), compared with 121,212 (61,798 males and 59,414 females) in 2015.
Weddings amounted to 49,632 (23,778 religious and 25,854 civilian), showing a decrease of 7,5% compared to 2015, during which 53,672 marriages (26,419 religious and 27,253 civilian) were held.
The data show the phenomenal increase in the couples that instead of marriage prefer the cohabitation agreement.
There were 3,799 cohabitation agreements in 2016, an increase of 45.5% compared to 2015.

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