First Marriages by Age and Sex

In England and Wales

YearAll agesPersons marrying per 1,000 single population at agesPer-cent aged under 20Mean age2 (years)Median age2 (years)
MalesNumberRate116â1920â2425â2930â3435â4445 and over
1961308.874.916.6159.1182.891.939.89.36.925.624.0
1966339.178.922.1168.6185.491.136.48.69.924.923.4
1971343.682.326.1167.7167.384.633.88.010.124.623.4
1976274.462.818.5123.7132.578.732.07.19.825.123.7
1981259.151.711.194.1120.870.331.15.47.225.424.1
1986253.045.06.064.4105.173.930.94.83.826.325.1
1991222.837.83.443.381.066.529.94.82.127.526.5
1994206.134.32.231.773.361.130.25.11.328.527.5
1995198.232.42.028.368.259.930.25.01.228.927.9
1996193.331.11.825.264.559.430.75.21.129.328.3
1997188.329.71.822.861.158.030.65.21.229.628.6
1998186.328.91.721.059.457.830.25.21.229.828.9
1999184.328.01.718.956.957.730.45.31.230.129.2
2000186.127.71.718.254.358.232.05.71.230.529.6
2001175.725.51.516.250.454.529.65.31.130.629.7
2002179.125.31.316.248.455.230.95.91.030.930.1
2003189.526.11.316.349.457.732.76.91.031.230.3
2004192.025.71.215.748.357.533.37.21.031.430.4
2005173.422.50.912.342.151.630.36.61.031.730.7
2006167.221.00.710.939.048.628.86.70.631.830.8
Females
1961312.383.077.0261.1162.874.629.84.628.723.121.6
1966342.789.382.6263.7153.474.130.24.332.522.521.2
1971347.497.092.9246.5167.075.730.34.831.122.621.4
1976276.576.966.7185.4140.777.631.64.031.122.821.5
1981263.464.041.5140.8120.267.028.72.824.123.121.9
1986256.855.624.1102.4108.767.128.62.713.924.123.1
1991224.846.714.073.090.662.728.12.87.925.524.6
1994206.341.69.656.484.558.927.73.15.226.525.7
1995198.639.39.050.880.557.127.63.15.126.826.0
1996192.737.38.045.777.257.227.83.24.927.226.4
1997188.535.67.442.574.156.127.23.34.727.526.7
1998187.434.77.239.972.656.126.53.54.428.027.0
1999185.333.56.736.770.856.026.53.44.727.727.0
2000187.733.26.535.268.757.227.53.94.228.227.5
2001177.530.65.531.964.353.225.53.73.928.427.7
2002180.730.35.430.962.954.326.84.33.728.727.9
2003191.231.25.431.364.057.428.45.23.628.928.1
2004194.330.84.930.162.958.228.85.63.429.128.3
2005176.527.03.224.256.453.526.25.22.529.528.5
2006170.725.32.821.752.850.624.95.62.229.728.6
1. Per 1,000 single persons aged 16 and over.
2. The mean/median ages shown in this table are unstandardised and therefore take no account of changes in the structure of the population by age or marital status.
Source: UK Statistics Authority, Web: www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk
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