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Marriage

Last update: Dec 2007

Country or area
Year
Women
Men
Women
Men
Albania
1989
8
1
23
27
Algeria
1992
4
26
Argentina
1991
12
3
23
26
Armenia
2000
9
23
Australia
2000
1
0
29
31
Austria
1991
3
1
26
29
Azerbaijan
1999
13
2
24
27
Bahamas
1990
4
1
27
29
Bahrain
1991
7
0
26
28
Bangladesh
2000
48
19
Barbados
1990
1
0
32
34
Belarus
1999
6
1
23
25
Belgium
2000
1
0
28
30
Belize
1991
8
1
26
28
Benin
1996
29
20
Bhutan
1990
27
8
21
24
Bolivia
1998
12
5
23
25
Botswana
1991
5
2
27
31
Brazil
1996
17
4
23
25
Brunei Darussalam
1991
8
1
25
27
Bulgaria
1985
16
3
21
25
Burkina Faso
1999
35
1
19
26
Burundi
1990
7
1
22
26
Cambodia
1998
12
3
22
24
Cameroon
1998
36
4
20
27
Canada
2002
3
1
27
30
Cape Verde
1990
7
1
26
28
Central African Republic
1995
42
8
20
24
Chad
1996
49
6
18
24
Chile
1992
12
5
23
26
China1
1999
1
1
23
25
China, Hong Kong SAR2
1996
2
1
29
31
China, Macao SAR3
1991
2
1
27
29
Colombia
2000
18
3
23
27
Comoros
1996
12
3
24
28
Costa Rica
1986
20
21
Cote d’Ivoire
1999
25
2
22
28
Croatia
2001
2
0
26
30
Cyprus
1992
8
1
23
27
Czech Republic
2000
1
0
25
28
Denmark
2001
1
0
31
33
Dominican Republic
1996
29
4
21
26
Ecuador
2001
22
7
22
25
Egypt
1996
15
2
22
28
El Salvador
2000
16
4
22
25
Eritrea
1995
38
2
20
25
Estonia
1989
9
3
22
25
Ethiopia
2000
30
3
21
26
Fiji
1996
10
2
23
26
Finland
2000
1
0
30
32
France
2000
0
0
30
32
French Guiana
1999
1
0
32
34
French Polynesia
1996
1
0
30
32
Gabon
2001
22
4
22
26
Gambia
1993
39
2
20
28
Georgia
1999
16
24
Ghana
1998
16
3
21
27
Greece
1991
6
1
25
29
Guadeloupe
1990
1
0
30
32
Guam
1990
6
2
24
27
Guatemala
1999
26
20
Guinea
1999
46
2
19
28
Guyana
1991
7
1
28
30
Haiti
2000
19
3
22
27
Honduras
1996
31
20
Hungary
2000
2
0
26
29
Iceland
2000
1
0
31
33
India
1999
30
4
20
25
Indonesia
2000
13
3
23
26
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
1996
18
3
22
25
Iraq
1987
21
6
22
26
Ireland
2002
0
0
31
32
Israel
1999
4
0
25
28
Italy
1999
1
0
28
32
Jamaica
1991
1
0
33
35
Japan
2000
1
0
29
31
Jordan
1994
8
2
25
Kazakhstan
1999
7
1
23
26
Kenya
1998
17
1
22
26
Kuwait
1996
5
0
25
28
Kyrgyzstan
1999
11
1
22
25
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
2000
27
21
Latvia
2002
1
0
27
29
Lesotho
1986
18
2
21
26
Liberia
1986
36
20
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
1995
1
0
29
32
Lithuania
2001
2
0
25
27
Luxembourg
1991
2
0
26
29
Madagascar
1997
34
21
Malawi
2000
37
4
19
24
Malaysia
2000
5
1
25
29
Maldives
2000
12
1
22
26
Mali
1996
50
5
18
26
Malta
1985
3
0
22
26
Martinique
1990
1
0
31
33
Mauritania
2001
28
1
22
29
Mauritius
1990
11
1
24
28
Mexico
2000
17
6
23
25
Micronesia (Federated States of)
1994
10
4
Mongolia
2000
6
1
24
26
Montenegro4
1991
11
2
23
27
Morocco
1994
13
1
25
30
Mozambique
1997
47
4
18
23
Myanmar
1991
11
3
25
26
Namibia
1992
8
26
Nepal
2001
40
11
19
23
Netherlands
2002
1
0
30
33
Netherlands Antilles
2001
1
0
30
33
New Caledonia
1996
1
0
30
32
New Zealand
1996
7
3
25
27
Nicaragua
1998
32
9
21
24
Niger
1998
62
4
18
24
Nigeria
1999
28
3
21
27
Norway
2002
0
0
31
34
Occupied Palestinian Territory
1997
24
2
22
25
Oman
1995
16
1
22
26
Pakistan
1998
21
6
21
26
Panama
2000
22
5
22
26
Papua New Guinea
1996
21
21
Paraguay
1992
17
2
22
26
Peru
1996
13
3
23
27
Philippines
1995
10
3
24
27
Poland
1999
2
0
25
28
Portugal
1991
6
1
24
27
Puerto Rico
1996
19
23
Qatar
1998
4
0
26
29
Republic of Korea
1995
1
0
26
29
Republic of Moldova
1989
12
2
21
24
Réunion
1990
2
0
28
30
Romania
2000
6
0
24
27
Russian Federation
1989
11
3
22
24
Rwanda
2000
7
2
23
26
Saint Lucia
1991
1
0
34
35
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
1991
1
0
31
34
Samoa
1999
8
1
24
27
Sao Tome and Principe
1991
20
2
18
23
Saudi Arabia
1987
16
1
22
26
Senegal
1997
29
22
Serbia5
1991
11
2
23
27
Sierra Leone
1992
47
6
20
28
Singapore
2001
1
0
27
30
Slovakia
2001
2
0
25
28
Slovenia
2001
0
0
30
32
South Africa
1996
3
1
28
30
Spain
1991
2
1
26
28
Sri Lanka
1993
7
25
Sudan
1993
21
2
23
29
Swaziland
1991
9
1
26
29
Sweden
2001
0
0
32
35
Switzerland
2001
1
0
29
32
Tajikistan
1989
12
1
21
23
Thailand
1990
15
4
24
26
TFYR of Macedonia6
1994
9
1
23
27
Togo
1998
20
2
21
27
Tonga
1996
5
2
26
28
Trinidad and Tobago
1990
9
1
27
30
Tunisia
1994
3
0
27
30
Turkey
1998
16
22
Turkmenistan
2000
6
23
Uganda
2001
32
7
20
23
Ukraine
1999
10
22
United Arab Emirates
1987
19
3
23
26
United Kingdom7
1991
2
1
26
28
United Republic of Tanzania
1996
25
3
21
25
United States of America
2000
4
2
26
29
Uruguay
1996
13
3
23
26
Uzbekistan
1996
13
21
Vanuatu
1989
12
2
23
25
Venezuela
1990
18
5
22
25
Viet Nam
1997
8
22
Yemen
1997
27
21
Zambia
2002
24
2
21
26
Zimbabwe
1999
23
1
21
26

Sources:

United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2004), World Fertility and Marriage Database 2003. Datasets in Excel Format (POP/DB/Fert/Rev.2004).

Footnotes:

Not available.
1
For statistical purposes, the data for China do not include Hong Kong and Macao, Special Administrative Regions (SAR) of China.
2
As of 1 July 1997, Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China.
3
As of 20 December 1999, Macao became a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China.
4
Including Serbia.
5
Including Montenegro.
6
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
7
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Island.

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Technical notes:

The percentage of ever married women and men in the age group 15 to 19 years refers to the percentage of women and men in that age group who are currently married and those who had been married in the past and are currently divorced or widowed. These percentages are derived from census data on the population classified by their current marital status, sex and age group. The indicator is a useful measure of the prevalence of marriage at young ages.

The singulate mean age at marriage is an estimate of the average number of years lived prior to first marriage by a hypothetical cohort, if they marry before age 50. The singulate mean age at marriage is calculated on the basis of a single census or survey according to procedures described by Hajnal in « Age at marriage and proportions marrying » (Population Studies, vol. 7, No. 2. 1953). The singulate mean age at marriage is a summary measure of differences in the timing of first marriage among women and men.

 

(Source: United Nations Statistics Division)

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