Average age of women at marriage in Italy 1950s-2017

Over the last half century, the average age of Italian women walking down the aisle increased by roughly five years. In the 1970s, the Italian bride got married with her other half at the age of 25, whereas in 2017 the average age of women at marriage was of about 30.7 years.

Different age at marriage in different regions

The average age of the spouses at marriage varies from region to region. In 2018, the regions which registered the youngest brides and grooms were Calabria and Sicily. Calabrian and Campanian women tied the knot at the age of 30.6 years and 30.8 years, respectively. The average age of men reached 33.7 years in Campania, the lowest nationwide.

Marriage in Italy

In 2018, Italy registered about 195.8 thousand marriages, about 22 thousand weddings less in comparison with the figures from 2010. Overall, the marriage rate recorded in 2018 was one of the lowest values in the period considered.

Average age of the bride at marriage in Italy from the 1950s to 2017

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Release date

May 2017

Region

Italy

Survey time period

1950s to 2017

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