Brides and grooms always older
Italians postpone their decision of tying the knot to a later date. Back in the 1990s, the average age of the Italian bride at marriage was of 26.8 years, whereas in 2017 the average age was of about 31 years. The average age of the mother at childbirth also increased in last decades, increasing almost by two years in the last 20 years. In 2022, the average age of mothers at childbirth was 32.4 years.
Various reasons of not getting married
There are different motives why people decide not to get married. When asked about the reason why they didn’t get married, the majority of Italian singles replied, that they did not find the right person. On the other hand, about 17 percent of individuals cohabiting together with their partner stated that they don’t believe in marriage, whereas roughly one-fourth of the respondents never felt the need to do it.