In 1996, the ratio of the men married at least once was 52.6% and the women 59.7%. This ratio increased to 56.1% for men and 64.1% for women in 2006. In 2006, the number of the Tehran people aged 15 and above was 6,863,115, of which 63.4% had married at least once (57.7% married, 4.04% widow or widower, 1.31% divorced) and 36.65 had not married at all. These figures show 1.1% increase compared to the figures published in 1996. Based on these figures, divorced people showed the highest increase and reached to: 7.9%. Various factors such as the existence of strong cultural tradition in suburban districts, pursuing higher education by high class individuals which postpone marriage, explain high marriage rate in suburban districts and low marriage rate in high class districts. In the case of divorce ratio, the situation is quite the opposite. In the suburban districts, especially as we go toward Karaj and Shariyar, the rate of divorced people is the lowest, while in the central and northern districts, it is the highest. This is explained by the fact that the people living in the suburban districts have a more traditional culture. Divorced women are much less in these districts in spite of hard economic conditions. On the other hand, the people living in these districts are mainly young adult migrants. The spatial distribution is as follows: the following districts have the highest number of married couples: district 4 of region 15: 68.3%; district 4 of region 22: 67.5%; district 1 of region 18: 67.3% and district 5 of region 15: 66.9%. The following districts have the highest rate of single persons who have divorced their partners: district 2 of region 7: 2.8%; district 5 of region 6: 2.8%; district 3 of region 7: 2.7%;


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The following districts have had the least rate of divorces: district 6 of region 14: 0.17%; district 3 of region 9: 0.21%; district 2 of region 19: 0.58%. The following districts have the greatest rate of people who have never married: district 4 of region 9: 57.1% and district 1 of region 6: 52.4%. The following districts have the lowest rate of people who have never married: district 3 of region 13: 35.8% and district 1 of region 14: 36%.

Divorced single people (2006)

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Divorced single people (1996)

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The single people never married
(2006)

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The single people never married
(1996)

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Rate of married persons (2006)

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Rate of married persons (1996)

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