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Polish life expectancy grows, statistics office says

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Victoria Bieniek 12.07.2017 08:30
Poles are living longer, getting married later and divorcing less, according to data from the Central Statistical Office (GUS) released on World Population Day on Tuesday.
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According to GUS data, Poland has a population of nearly 38.5 million.

GUS said the average Polish man is 40 years old and the average woman is 42, while the average age in rural areas is 38, compared to 41 in cities.

Boys born in 2016 will live 73 years on average, while girls will live to be 81, according to the statistics office.

The average bride is 27 and groom is 29, five years older than their median counterparts of the early 1990s, according to the data.

Couples also remain married slightly longer. Marriages last 14 years on average, GUS said, adding that there were 63,000 divorces in 2016, some 4,000 fewer than in 2015. (vb/pk)

Source: IAR

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