List of countries by 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 people at first marriage is skewed with a longer tail towards older ages,[1] the majority of people marry before the average age of first marriage. The median age is a more precise representation of when the majority of people marry, however, for most reporting sources, only the average age at marriage is reported.

Americas[edit]

Country Men Women Average Year Source
 Brazil 28 26 27 2006 [2]
 Canada 31.1 29.1 30.1 2008 [3]
 Chile 35.39 32.65 34.02 2013 [4]
 Mexico 29 26 29 2011 [5]
 United States 29 27 28 2013 [6]

Asia[edit]

Country Men Women Average Year Source
 Indonesia 25.7 22.3 24 2010 [7]
 Hong Kong 31.2 28.9 30 2011 [8]
 Taiwan 32.0 29.7 30.8 2014 [9]
 China 25.86 23.89 24.85 2010 [10]
 India 28 22.2 24.1 2011 [11]
 Iran 27.4 22.1 24.8 2013 [12]
 Israel 31.5 28.8 28.2 2007 [13]
 Japan 30.9 29.3 29.7 2013 [14]
 Lebanon 32.8 28.8 30.8 2006 [15]
 Philippines 28 25.3 26.7 2011 [16]
 Singapore 30.1 27.9 29.0 2014 [17]
 South Korea 32.4 29.8 31.1 2014 [18]
 Tajikistan 26.2 22.4 24.3 2008 [13]
 Kazakhstan 26.8 24.1 25.5 2008 [13]
 Kyrgyzstan 26.7 23.4 25.1 2008 [13]
 Kuwait 27 27 27 2012 [7]
 Malaysia 28 25.7 26.9 2010 [19]
 Mongolia 26.2 24.2 25.2 2010 [20]
 Vietnam 26.2 22.8 24.5 2009 [21]
 Uzbekistan 25.2 22.4 23.8 2006 [13]

Europe[edit]

Average age at first marriage. Darker is younger
Country Men Women Difference Average Source
 Albania 30.5 24.9 5.6 27.7 [13]
 Austria 32.2 29.8 2.4 31 [13]
 Azerbaijan 27.7 23.7 4 25.7 [13]
 Armenia 29.1 25.8 3.3 27.45 [13]
 Belarus 27.1 25 2.1 26.05 [13]
 Belgium 32 29.6 2.4 30.8 [13]
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 29.6 26.4 3.2 28 [13]
 Bulgaria 30.6 27.5 3.1 29.05 [13]
 Croatia 31 28 3 29.5 [13]
 Czech Republic 32.3 29.8 2.5 31.05 [22]
 Cyprus 30.9 29 1.9 29.95 [13]
 Denmark 34.8 32.2 2.6 33.5 [13]
 Estonia 31.3 28.8 2.5 30.05 [23]
 Finland 33.1 30.9 2.2 32 [13]
 France 31.8 30 1.8 30.9 [13]
 Georgia 30.1 26.9 3.2 28.5 [13]
 Germany 33.5 30.7 2.8 32.1 [13]
 Greece 32.5 29.6 2.9 31.05 [13]
 Hungary 32.3 29.5 2.8 30.9 [13]
 Iceland 34.6 32.7 1.9 33.65 [13]
 Ireland 33.9 32.3 1.6 33.1 [24]
 Italy 33.8 30.8 3 32.3 [13]
 Latvia 30.4 28.5 1.9 29.45 [13]
 Lithuania 29.3 27 2.3 28.15 [13]
 Luxembourg 31.9 29.8 2.1 30.85 [13]
 Macedonia 28.6 25.8 2.8 27.2 [13]
 Malta 29.9 27.8 2.1 28.85 [13]
 Moldova 26 24 2 25 [13]
 Montenegro 31 28 3 29.5 [13]
 Netherlands 33.1 30.5 2.6 31.8 [25]
 Norway 33.5 31.4 2.1 32.45 [13]
 Poland 27.9 25.9 2 26.9 [13]
 Portugal 31.4 29.9 1.5 30.65 [13]
 Romania 30 27 3 28.5 [13]
 Russia 27.4 24.9 2.5 26.15 [26]
 Serbia 31 28 3 29.5 [13]
 Slovakia 30.7 28.1 2.6 29.4 [13]
 Slovenia 32 29 3 30.5 [13]
 Spain 33.8 31.7 2.1 32.75 [13]
 Sweden 35.6 33 2.6 34.3 [13]
  Switzerland 31.8 29.5 2.3 30.65 [13]
 Turkey 26.7 23.5 3.2 25.1 [27]
 Ukraine 27 25 2 26 [13]
 United Kingdom 33.1 30 3.1 31.55 [13]

Oceania[edit]

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

Country Men Women Median Year Source
 Australia 30.8 28.1 29.5 2012 [28]

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. ^ http://www.latercera.com/noticia/tendencias/2016/02/659-666529-9-edad-para-casarse-llega-a-cifra-record-ellos-lo-estan-haciendo-a-los-35-anos-y.shtml
  5. ^ Matrimonios y divorcios (In Spanish).[not in citation given]
  6. ^ Eleanor Barkhorn (15 March 2013). "Getting Married Later Is Great for College-Educated Women". The Atlantic. 
  7. ^ a b Age at First Marriage, Female - All Countries Quandl, Retrieved 3 July 2013
  8. ^ "Population Estimates". www.censtatd.gov.hk. Census and Statistics Department. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  9. ^ LibertyTimes
  10. ^ 2010 Population Censorship (Table 5-4, Chapter 5, Part 1 ) http://www.stats.gov.cn/tjsj/pcsj/rkpc/6rp/indexch.htm (Retrieved 27 February 2016)
  11. ^ MedIndia
  12. ^ Mardomsalari
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  14. ^ Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan. "Statistical Handbook of Japan 2014" (PDF). pp. 18, Table 2.8 "Mean Age of First Marriage". Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  15. ^ Lebanese Women: A Diminishing Marriage Market - AUB Press Release http://staff.aub.edu.lb/~webbultn/v8n2/article21.htm
  16. ^ (Released: 27 March 2013) http://www.census.gov.ph/content/marriage-philippines-2011
  17. ^ Median age at first marriage for citizens, Department of Statistics, Singapore [1]. Page 21, Accessed 7 February 2016.
  18. ^ Statistics Korea
  19. ^ Department of Statistics, Malaysia [2]. Accessed 8 November 2011.
  20. ^ Date: (2011-06-13). "Mongolia National Census 2010 Preliminary Results" (PDF). National Statistical Office of Mongolia. Retrieved 2011-06-14. 
  21. ^ "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. 
  22. ^ ;http://w3.unece.org/PXWeb2015/pxweb/en/STAT/STAT__30-GE__02-Families_households/052_en_GEFHAge1stMarige_r.px/table/tableViewLayout1/?rxid=96863606-ec8a-4654-8947-bb8d86e75aea
  23. ^ ;http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php?title=Marriages_and_births_in_Estonia&oldid=254075
  24. ^ Central Statistics Office (Ireland) - Marriages and Civil Partnerships 2015
  25. ^ ;{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}
  26. ^ ;Why Russians are delaying tying the knot Accessed 25 November 2014.
  27. ^ ;http://w3.unece.org/PXWeb2015/pxweb/en/STAT/STAT__30-GE__02-Families_households/052_en_GEFHAge1stMarige_r.px/table/tableViewLayout1/?rxid=6962d26c-37a1-402d-beb2-42121f8accf0
  28. ^ https://aifs.gov.au/institute/info/charts/marriage/index.html#median

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