Women's average age at first marriage in Italy 2018, by region

In 2018, the average age of Italian women walking down the aisle was of 32.5 years. From the perspective of the singular regions, the oldest females to tie the knot were citizens of Aosta Valley and Liguria, where the average age of the bride at the first marriage reached 34.7 years and 34.1 years in 2018. Aosta Valley was also the region with the oldest grooms in the country – a male inhabitant of the region got married at the average age of 38.2 years.

Every year less marriages

Over the last decade, the marriage rate in Italy has steadily decreased. In 2007, there were about 4.3 marriages celebrated for every 1,000 inhabitants, roughly 1.1 weddings more in comparison with the figures from 2018.

Why don not Italians get married?

When asked about the cause of not getting married, about 17 percent of the Italian respondents who already lived with their partner replied that they do not believe in marriage. Roughly 25 percent of them never felt the need to walk down the aisle. On the other hand, around 31 percent of the interviewees declared that they would get married in the near future.

Average age of women at first marriage in Italy in 2018, by region

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November 2019



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