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Mean age at marriage among Indian men and women - by wealth index 2014

This statistic describes the results of a survey among Indian households about the average age at marriage among men and women in 2013-14, based on their wealth index. For instance, the average age at marriage among women belonging to the lowest wealth index was around 21 years old, while for men within the same wealth index, it was close to 24 years.

Average age at marriage among men and women across India in 2013-14, based on wealth index*

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Release date

June 2016

Region

India

Survey time period

November 2013 to May 2014

Number of respondents

105,483 respondents

Special properties

Among rural and urban households across 28 states

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

*According to the source, this data was for marriages three years prior to the survey period.
The wealth index in this survey was constructed using data on household possession of assets, infrastructure and housing characteristics collected in the household questionnaire.
Note: The legal age for marriage in India is 18 years for women and 21 years for men, although there are exceptions under the Muslim and Hindu Marriage Act respectively.

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