First marriages by age and sex
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Information

Latest update
8/16/2021
Contact
Gender Statistics, UNECE/STAT
Tel: -
Fax: -
E-mail: gender.stats@un.org
Unit
Persons:
Years
Percent of corresponding total for all ages:
%
Data type
Persons:
Average
Percent of corresponding total for all ages:
Average
Creation date
9/22/2021
Source
UNECE Statistical Division Database
Matrix
c0000348
Footnotes

Footnotes

Source: UNECE Statistical Database, compiled from national and international (Eurostat) official sources.

Definition: Data on first marriages are numbers of men and women who were married for the first time during the year, by age at last birthday.

General note: Data come from registers, unless otherwise specified.

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Country: Albania
- Change of definition (1990 onwards): Data are for the total number of marriages instead of first marriage.
- Reference periods (1990-2016): The data for the 15-19 age group refer the age group up to 19.
Country: Belgium
Change in definition (2000-2015): both spouses are single before the marriage. In the preceding table, each spouse was selected separetely.
Country: Belgium
Since 2003, marriages between persons of the same sex are included.
Country: Cyprus
- Data cover only government controlled area.
- Reference periods (2004-2009): Data refer to marriages of residents of Cyprus only.
- Reference periods (1990-2003): Data refer to all marriages conducted in Cyprus (residents & non-residents).
Country: Georgia
Territorial change (1995 onward): Data do not cover Abkhazia AR and Tskhinvali Region
Country: Germany
From 3 October 1990: data refer to the Federal Republic within its frontiers.
Country: Israel
As of 2008, data included cases that were not included in the past.
Country: Kazakhstan
Change in definition (1995 - 2008): Age group 0-14 refers to age less than 18; age group 15-19 refers to 18-19.
Country: Malta
From 2001: data include foreign residents.
Country: Republic of Moldova
Age group 15-19 includes married at the age under 16 and 16-19.
Country: Republic of Moldova
Territorial change (2000 onward): Data exclude the territory of the Transnistria and municipality of Bender
Country: Russian Federation
Additional information (2011 - 2012): Age group 15-19 includes married at age less than 15
Country: Serbia
From 1998: data do not cover Kosovo and Metohija.
Country: Tajikistan
Data refer to registered marriages.
Country: Turkey
Change in definition (2002 - 2012): Age group 15 - 19 refers to 16-19.
Country: Ukraine
- From 2014 data cover the territories under the government control.
- Change in definition: Age group 0-14 refers to age less than 16; age group 15-19 refers to 16-19.
Measurement: Persons , Country: United Kingdom
Reference periods (2014-2017):
- Figures are for England and Wales only. They are not directly comparable with figures for earlier years in the table which are for the United Kingdom.
- Figures represent opposite-sex marriages only. They exclude marriages of same-sex couples which have been possible in England and Wales from 29 March 2014.