Age at first marriage

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This is an incomplete list of the average ages of people when they first marry in various countries. This list is current (from year 2000 or later), and does not treat the topic in history.

Because the age distribution of the marriageable population is skewed,[1] the median age is a more precise representation of the average age. However, for most reporting sources, only the mean ages are given.

Americas[edit]

Country Men Women Average Year Source
 Brazil 28 26 27 2006 [2]
 Canada 31.1 29.1 30.1 2008 [3]
 Mexico 29 26 27.9 2011 [4]
 United States 29 27 28 2013 [5]

Asia[edit]

Country Men Women Average Year Source
 Armenia 28.6 24.5 26.5 2008 [6]
 Hong Kong 31.2 28.9 30 2011 [7]
 Taiwan 31.9 29.5 30.7 2013 [8]
 India 26 22.2 24.1 2011 [9]
 Iran 27.4 22.1 24.8 2013 [10]
 Israel 31.5 28.8 28.2 2007 [6]
 Japan 30.5 28.8 29.7 2010 [11]
 Lebanon 32.8 28.8 30.8 2006 [12]
 Philippines 28 25.3 26.7 2011 [13]
 Singapore 30 28.5 29.3 2010 [14]
 South Korea 32.2 29.6 30.9 2013 [15]
 Tajikistan 26.2 22.4 24.3 2008 [6]
 Kazakhstan 26.8 24.1 25.5 2008 [6]
 Kyrgyzstan 26.7 23.4 25.1 2008 [6]
 Kuwait 27 27 27 2012 [16]
 Malaysia 28 25.7 26.9 2010 [17]
 Mongolia 26.2 24.2 25.2 2010 [18]
 Vietnam 26.2 22.8 24.5 2009 [19]
 Uzbekistan 25.2 22.4 23.8 2006 [6]

Europe[edit]

Country Men Women Average Year Source
 Albania 29.3 23.6 2011 [6]
 Austria 32.2 29.8 2012 [6]
 Azerbaijan 27.6 23.4 2011 [6]
 Belarus 26.6 24.5 2011 [6]
 Belgium 32 29.6 2012 [6]
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 29.1 25.9 2011 [6]
 Bulgaria 30.1 26.9 2011 [6]
 Croatia 30.4 27.6 2011 [6]
 Czech Republic 32.4 29.6 2011 [20]
 Cyprus 30.9 29 2012 [6]
 Denmark 34.8 32.2 2012 [6]
 Estonia 30.4 27.9 2010 [6]
 Finland 33.1 30.9 2012 [6]
 France 31.8 30 2010 [6]
 Georgia 29.4 26 2011 [6]
 Germany 33.3 30.5 2011 [6]
 Greece 32.4 29.4 2011 [6]
 Hungary 31.8 29.1 2011 [6]
 Iceland 34.6 32.7 2011 [6]
 Ireland 33.2 31.6 2011 [6]
 Italy 33.7 30.6 2011 [6]
 Latvia 29.7 27.7 2011 [6]
 Lithuania 29 26.6 2011 [6]
 Luxembourg 31.9 29.8 2012 [6]
 Macedonia 28.3 25.4 2011 [6]
 Malta 29.9 27.8 2010 [6]
 Moldova 26 23 2010 [6]
 Montenegro 30.8 26.7 2010 [6]
 Netherlands 33.1 30.4 2012 [21]
 Norway 33.5 31.3 2011 [6]
 Poland 27.5 25.6 2010 [6]
 Portugal 31.1 29.5 2011 [6]
 Romania 29 26 2011 [6]
 Russia 27.4 24.9 2011 [22]
 Serbia 30.5 27.4 2011 [6]
 Slovakia 29.9 27.2 2011 [6]
 Slovenia 31 29 2011 [6]
 Spain 33.6 31.4 2011 [6]
 Sweden 35.6 33.1 2011 [6]
  Switzerland 31.8 29.5 2011 [6]
 Turkey 26.6 23.3 2011 [6]
 Ukraine 27.1 24.5 2010 [6]
 United Kingdom 32.1 30 2010 [6]

Oceania[edit]

Note: the age for Australia is the median, not the mean (average).

Country Men Women Median Year Source
 Australia 29.8 28.1 2012 [23]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics Family "Formation: Age at first marriage". 21 May 2011.
  2. ^ "United Nations World Marriage Patterns 2000". United Nations. 
  3. ^ Family Life - Marriage / Indicators of Well-being in Canada
  4. ^ Matrimonios y divorcios (In Spanish).[not in citation given]
  5. ^ Eleanor Barkhorn (15 March 2013). "Getting Married Later Is Great for College-Educated Women". The Atlantic. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at United Nations Economic Commission for Europe"Mean age at first marriage by sex". Accessed 21 May 2011.
  7. ^ "Population Estimates". www.censtatd.gov.hk. Census and Statistics Department. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  8. ^ LibertyTimes [1]
  9. ^ MedIndia [2]
  10. ^ Mardomsalari [3]
  11. ^ Statistics Bureau of Japan[4]
  12. ^ Lebanese Women: A Diminishing Marriage Market - AUB Press Release http://staff.aub.edu.lb/~webbultn/v8n2/article21.htm
  13. ^ (Released: 27 March 2013) http://www.census.gov.ph/content/marriage-philippines-2011
  14. ^ Department of Statistics, Singapore [5]. Page 14, Accessed 28 August 2011.
  15. ^ "ҳ- ȥ ִ١Ŀøŭ". 
  16. ^ Age at First Marriage, Female - All Countries Quandl, Retrieved 3 July 2013
  17. ^ Department of Statistics, Malaysia [6]. Accessed 8 November 2011.
  18. ^ Date: (2011-06-13). "Mongolia National Census 2010 Preliminary Results". National Statistical Office of Mongolia. Retrieved 2011-06-14. 
  19. ^ "Tổng điều tra dân số và nhà ở Việt Nam năm 2009: Các kết quả chủ yếu". Tổng Cục Thống kê Việt Nam. p. 142. Retrieved 2014-01-30. 
  20. ^ Czech Statistical Office[7] "Snatecnost"]
  21. ^ {http://statline.cbs.nl/StatWeb/publication/?DM=SLEN&PA=37772eng&D1=0-47&D2=0,10,20,30,40,50,(l-1)-l&LA=EN&VW=T | Accessed September 21, 2013}
  22. ^ Why Russians are delaying tying the knot Accessed 25 November 2014.
  23. ^ https://aifs.gov.au/institute/info/charts/marriage/index.html#median

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