Age at Marriage (Stats)
"To be legally married in Australia, a person must be at least 18 years old, unless a court has approved a marriage where one party is aged between 16 & 18 years old". Marriage Act 1961.
Age of people getting married in Australia?
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reports that the median age of marriage since 2010 has increased from 31.4 to 32.2 years for males & 29.2 to 30.6 years for females.
In 2000, it was 30.3 years for males & 28.3 for females. In 2005, it was 31.5 for males & 29.3 for females.
According to the ABS In 2020:
"nearly one-third (32.2%) of females who married did so between the ages of 25 and 29, and a further 23.8% married between the ages of 30 and 34"
"over one-quarter (27.7%) of males who married were aged between 25 and 29, and a further quarter (25.9%) married between the ages of 30 and 34".
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