433,000 Kuwaiti men married to foreign women
KUWAIT CITY, Sept 2: Official statistics show Kuwaiti women married to foreigners until last December was 249,000 compared to 433,000 Kuwaiti men married to foreign women, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to the statistics prepared by the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI), of 2.2 million, including 1.6 million expatriates, 1.5 million people are unmarried, 94,806 marriages have ended in divorce and 38,881 women have become widows.
The statistics revealed 753,588 women got married in Kuwait, including 487,100 Arab, 15,054 Asian, 301 African, 771 European, 1,440 North American, 179 South American and 150 Australian.
As for the number of male Kuwaitis and their social status, the statistics pointed out the number for married Kuwaitis was 433,000; 43,190 marriages have ended in divorce and 27,440 are widows. It is noteworthy to mention that according to the statistics that 7.7% or 19,399 Kuwaiti women married non-Kuwaitis – 17,993 to Arabs. Four thousand and eightyfive of these couples have no children while 292 couples have more than 9 children each.
There are cases of 735 Kuwaiti women marrying Asian men, and 128 of these couples have no children. There were cases Kuwaiti women marrying other nationalities – 334 marrying North Americans, 57 South Americans, 36 Australians and 33 marrying Africans.