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Average age at marriage in England and Wales 1851-2017, by gender

The average age at which people in England and Wales get married has been getting later since the 1970s, with the average age of males marrying females rising from 27.4 in 1972 to 38 by 2017, with the average age for females marrying males increasing from 24.7 to 35.7 in the same time period. Since 2014, and the legalization of same-sex marriage in England and Wales, the average age for males marrying males has fluctuated between 39.5 and 40.8, while the average age for females marrying females has fluctuated between 36.6 and 37.4.

Mean average age at marriage in England and Wales from 1851 to 2017, by gender

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Release date

2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

1851 to 2017

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