Rockbarton residents most likely in Galway to get married

Rockbarton, Salthill

A new report has revealed that Galway adults with the best prospects of marriage are those living in the Rockbarton area.
That’s according to the latest report from the Iona Institute, which outlines the social factors which influence a person’s decision to marry.
The ‘Mind the Gap’ report shows that marriage rates in the Rockbarton, Taylor’s Hill, Newcastle, Barna, Knocknacarra, Ballybrit and Renmore areas are as high as 53 percent.
Those living in the city centre area are the least likely to marry – the marriage rate for the city centre area is as low as 19 percent in places.
On average, between 30 and 40% of Galway city residents choose to get married.
The ‘Mind the Gap’ study also claims that the increasing proliferation of lower-paid, insecure jobs have had an impact on people’s financial ability to get married.
The Iona Institute is concerned that it may make more financial sense for two people on social welfare to remain single than to marry.