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Country or area Year Population aged 15-19 ever married (%) Singulate mean age at marriage Source
Women Men Women Men
Afghanistan 2010 17.3 ... 21.5 ... DHS
Albania 2011 7.2 2.0 25.1 29.2 NS
Algeria 2002 1.8 0.2 29.5 33.0 PAPFAM
American Samoa 2000 21.4 ... 25.7 ... USCB
Angola 1970 35.7 7.6 19.4 24.5 USCB
Anguilla 2001 1.5 0.0 28.6 31.6 NS
Antigua and Barbuda 2001 3.9 1.0 25.7 29.3 UNSD
Argentina 2010 12.9 6.0 24.6 26.6 NS
Armenia 2010 8.4 1.0 24.4 27.8 DHS
Aruba 2010 0.8 0.2 28.5 31.2 UNSD
Australia 2006 0.8 0.4 29.7 31.6 UNSD
Austria 2011 0.0 0.0 31.0 33.6 NS
Azerbaijan 2009 8.3 0.3 24.4 28.2 UNSD
Bahamas 2000 3.1 0.5 27.4 29.9 UNSD
Bahrain 2001 4.2 0.3 26.3 30.0 UNSD
Bangladesh 2011 45.7 2.1 18.6 25.4 DHS
Barbados 1990 0.6 0.2 31.8 34.3 USCB
Belarus 2009 4.0 0.7 24.6 26.9 UNSD
Belgium 2009 0.6 0.1 30.7 33.0 UNSD
Belize 2000 22.2 6.4 21.0 23.7 NS
Benin 2006 22.2 1.5 20.5 25.3 DHS
Bermuda 2010 0.1 0.2 30.6 31.5 UNSD
Bhutan 2007 14.3 5.4 22.8 25.4 NS
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 2008 14.7 3.8 22.7 25.3 DHS
Bosnia and Hercegovina 2004 17.1 5.4 25.1 29.3 NS
Botswana 2001 5.3 1.2 26.4 30.9 UNSD
Brazil 2010 4.2 1.1 29.7 31.9 UNSD
British Virgin Islands 1991 1.3 0.2 28.4 31.9 UNSD
Brunei Darussalam 2001 6.6 1.1 25.0 28.4 UNSD
Bulgaria 2011 8.5 2.0 26.2 29.8 UNSD
Burkina Faso 2010 32.4 1.7 19.5 25.3 DHS
Burundi 2010 9.9 1.6 22.1 25.4 DHS
Cambodia 2010 10.9 2.0 22.0 24.9 DHS
Cameroon 2011 26.1 2.3 21.3 27.0 DHS
Canada 2006 3.1 1.3 26.6 28.6 UNSD
Cape Verde 2005 10.6 2.7 22.8 27.9 NS
Cayman Islands 2010 1.2 0.5 28.0 29.9 UNSD
Central African Republic 1994 42.4 8.1 19.4 24.4 DHS
Chad 2004 45.3 1.1 18.3 24.5 DHS
Chile 2011 5.9 3.2 27.4 29.3 NS
China 2010 2.1 0.6 24.7 26.5 NS
China, Hong Kong SAR 2006 0.4 0.3 30.3 32.8 UNSD
China, Macao SAR 2011 24.6 19.0 27.7 29.5 UNSD
Colombia 2010 17.0 ... 22.2 ... DHS
Comoros 1996 11.5 3.0 23.6 28.5 DHS
Congo 2005 19.9 2.8 21.9 25.8 DHS
Cook Islands 1996 2.2 1.4 29.6 31.2 UNSD
Costa Rica 2011 13.0 3.7 23.9 27.0 UNSD
Côte d'Ivoire 1998 25.4 1.7 21.9 28.0 DHS
Croatia 2001 2.4 0.3 26.2 29.8 UNSD
Cuba 2002 23.1 5.5 21.1 25.3 NS
Cyprus 2011 1.7 0.7 27.9 30.8 NS
Czech Republic 2011 0.2 0.0 30.2 32.6 UNSD
Democratic People's Republic of Korea 2008 0.3 0.0 25.5 29.0 UNSD
Democratic Republic of the Congo 2007 24.6 6.2 20.8 25.2 DHS
Denmark 2011 0.1 0.0 31.0 32.8 UNSD
Djibouti 2002 5.3 0.0 27.7 30.8 PAPFAM
Dominica 2001 0.2 0.2 32.5 36.5 UNSD
Dominican Republic 2007 26.7 4.6 21.0 25.4 DHS
Ecuador 2010 21.9 6.6 21.8 25.0 UNSD
Egypt 2008 13.5 ... 22.7 ... DHS
El Salvador 2007 17.0 5.7 22.5 25.5 UNSD
Equatorial Guinea 1983 26.3 2.1 21.7 26.9 UNSD
Eritrea 2002 31.1 ... 20.6 ... DHS
Estonia 2000 4.9 1.1 24.5 26.7 UNSD
Ethiopia 2011 23.1 2.5 21.2 25.7 DHS
Faeroe Islands 2008 0.2 0.0 30.7 33.5 UNSD
Fiji 1996 10.3 1.8 22.9 26.1 UNSD
Finland 2010 0.5 0.1 30.2 31.9 UNSD
France 2009 0.5 0.1 31.6 33.4 UNSD
French Guiana 2006 1.6 0.5 32.0 33.7 UNSD
French Polynesia 2007 0.6 0.2 33.1 35.5 UNSD
Gabon 2000 22.4 3.9 22.1 26.2 DHS
Gambia 1993 38.8 1.7 19.6 28.4 UNSD
Georgia 2005 13.7 ... 23.4 ... RHS
Germany 2011 0.3 0.0 31.7 34.1 UNSD
Ghana 2008 9.4 0.9 23.4 27.7 DHS
Gibraltar 2001 1.1 0.2 26.8 29.3 UNSD
Greece 2001 3.6 0.8 26.9 31.3 UNSD
Greenland 2011 0.3 0.0 31.4 33.7 UNSD
Grenada 1991 0.6 0.1 31.0 34.4 USCB
Guadeloupe 1999 0.8 0.2 31.6 34.2 UNSD
Guam 1990 5.8 2.2 24.4 26.8 UNSD
Guatemala 2002 19.9 ... 21.6 ... DHS
Guinea 2005 37.9 4.9 19.3 26.3 DHS
Guyana 2009 18.5 1.5 21.5 25.4 DHS
Haiti 2006 19.3 2.3 22.2 27.5 DHS
Honduras 2005 24.7 ... 21.3 ... DHS
Hungary 2010 0.7 0.1 31.1 33.3 UNSD
Iceland 2010 0.5 0.1 27.8 29.8 UNSD
India 2006 27.6 ... 20.2 ... DHS
Indonesia 2010 14.4 6.1 22.3 25.7 UNSD
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 2011 21.4 2.2 23.5 26.8 UNSD
Iraq 2007 19.4 ... 22.8 ... NS
Ireland 2011 0.4 0.2 31.8 33.0 UNSD
Israel 2009 3.3 0.4 26.2 29.1 UNSD
Italy 2010 0.4 0.0 30.6 34.0 UNSD
Jamaica 2001 0.5 0.2 33.2 34.8 UNSD
Japan 2010 0.6 0.3 29.7 31.2 UNSD
Jordan 2009 6.8 ... 24.7 ... DHS
Kazakhstan 2009 4.5 0.9 25.1 28.1 NS
Kenya 2008 12.9 0.5 22.0 26.6 DHS
Kiribati 2009 18.3 5.5 20.9 24.3 NS
Kuwait 2005 5.0 0.6 27.5 28.9 UNSD
Kyrgyzstan 2009 8.1 1.0 23.2 26.3 UNSD
Lao People's Democratic Republic 2005 19.7 6.0 21.7 24.7 UNSD
Latvia 2011 0.7 0.1 29.9 32.4 UNSD
Lebanon 2007 3.4 0.3 28.3 32.3 UNSD
Lesotho 2006 14.5 2.4 24.1 27.6 UNSD
Liberia 2008 20.2 9.3 22.7 27.2 UNSD
Libya 2006 2.5 0.5 31.2 33.9 UNSD
Liechtenstein 2010 0.2 0.1 29.6 32.7 UNSD
Lithuania 2011 0.2 0.0 29.1 31.7 UNSD
Luxembourg 2001 1.4 0.3 27.8 30.6 UNSD
Madagascar 2008 39.9 14.0 19.0 22.4 DHS
Malawi 2010 26.2 2.5 19.6 23.9 DHS
Malaysia 2010 6.1 5.1 25.7 28.0 UNSD
Maldives 2009 5.6 ... 22.4 ... DHS
Mali 2006 52.6 10.7 17.8 24.0 DHS
Malta 2010 0.5 0.1 28.2 31.0 UNSD
Marshall Islands 2007 24.5 6.3 20.8 23.5 NS
Martinique 1999 0.4 0.1 33.3 35.6 UNSD
Mauritania 2000 27.7 0.5 21.8 29.4 DHS
Mauritius 2000 9.8 0.7 22.6 28.5 UNSD
Mayotte 2007 15.4 2.9 22.1 26.4 UNSD
Mexico 2010 17.0 6.4 23.0 25.5 UNSD
Micronesia (Fed. States of) 1994 10.2 4.2 24.3 26.5 UNSD
Mongolia 2010 3.6 1.2 24.2 26.2 UNSD
Montenegro 2003 4.7 0.7 26.2 30.7 UNSD
Montserrat 1980 0.3 0.5 28.5 31.1 UNSD
Morocco 2004 11.1 0.8 26.4 31.2 UNSD
Mozambique 2007 44.8 8.4 18.9 23.3 UNSD
Myanmar 2007 7.2 4.0 26.1 27.6 NS
Namibia 2006 5.4 0.4 28.3 30.2 DHS
Nauru 2007 20.1 ... 20.2 ... NS
Nepal 2011 28.9 7.0 19.9 23.7 DHS
Netherlands 2011 0.2 0.0 31.5 33.9 UNSD
Netherlands Antilles 2001 0.8 0.2 30.2 32.6 NS
New Caledonia 2004 0.5 0.2 31.9 33.7 UNSD
New Zealand 2006 8.4 4.5 25.6 27.0 NS
Nicaragua 2007 30.3 ... 21.0 ... NS
Niger 2006 60.6 3.1 17.6 25.1 DHS
Nigeria 2008 29.3 0.9 21.6 28.5 DHS
Norway 2010 0.2 0.0 31.8 33.9 UNSD
Oman 2003 4.2 0.4 24.8 28.1 UNSD
Pakistan 2007 10.8 2.3 22.7 26.4 UNSD
Palau 2005 3.6 2.7 26.6 28.9 UNSD
Panama 2010 21.9 5.3 21.6 25.3 UNSD
Papua New Guinea 2006 16.0 3.3 21.4 25.0 NS
Paraguay 2004 13.2 ... 22.9 ... DHS
Peru 2007 15.7 5.5 23.5 26.6 UNSD
Philippines 2007 5.3 1.7 24.4 27.0 UNSD
Poland 2002 1.6 0.2 25.3 28.0 UNSD
Portugal 2001 4.6 1.2 25.6 28.3 EuroStat
Puerto Rico 2000 11.9 3.9 24.1 26.2 UNSD
Qatar 2010 17.9 9.8 25.4 27.3 UNSD
Republic of Korea 2005 0.4 0.2 28.8 32.0 UNSD
Republic of Moldova 2005 10.6 1.6 21.9 25.4 DHS
Réunion 2006 0.9 0.2 31.0 33.2 UNSD
Romania 2011 2.6 0.1 26.6 29.8 UNSD
Russian Federation 2010 7.9 1.8 24.4 27.0 UNSD
Rwanda 2010 3.7 0.2 24.4 26.6 DHS
Saint Kitts and Nevis 1980 0.5 0.1 31.3 32.1 UNSD
Saint Lucia 2001 6.8 1.3 22.8 27.7 UNSD
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2002 16.7 4.5 21.2 27.8 UNSD
Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon 1982 2.1 0.0 23.9 26.4 UNSD
Samoa 2009 7.6 1.0 24.0 28.7 NS
San Marino 2005 0.2 0.0 28.8 31.3 UNSD
Sao Tome and Principe 2008 22.6 1.2 20.5 25.0 DHS
Saudi Arabia 2007 4.0 0.3 24.6 27.2 NS
Senegal 2010 25.3 0.7 21.6 30.0 DHS
Serbia 2002 5.2 1.0 25.9 29.8 UNSD
Seychelles 2002 6.6 1.8 25.2 27.3 UNSD
Sierra Leone 2008 30.9 0.9 20.5 26.2 DHS
Singapore 2010 0.4 0.1 27.9 30.4 UNSD
Slovakia 2010 1.0 0.2 29.1 31.4 UNSD
Slovenia 2011 0.5 0.1 30.7 33.2 UNSD
Solomon Islands 2007 12.5 0.4 20.9 26.2 NS
South Africa 2011 3.4 0.7 30.6 33.0 NS
South Sudan 2008 28.9 8.5 20.7 27.1 NS
Spain 2001 1.2 0.4 29.3 31.6 UNSD
Sri Lanka 2007 9.2 ... 23.6 ... NS
State of Palestine 2007 6.1 0.6 24.2 27.9 UNSD
Sudan 2008 24.2 3.0 22.2 28.4 NS
Suriname 2004 3.4 0.7 28.8 31.8 UNSD
Swaziland 2007 6.9 1.8 26.5 30.5 UNSD
Sweden 2010 0.5 0.1 31.4 33.5 UNSD
Switzerland 2009 0.7 0.1 29.8 32.7 UNSD
Syrian Arab Republic 2001 10.9 0.2 25.4 29.3 PAPFAM
Tajikistan 2010 13.4 2.2 22.1 24.7 NS
Thailand 2000 11.2 3.4 24.1 27.4 UNSD
Timor-Leste 2009 8.1 0.4 23.1 26.9 DHS
Togo 1998 19.9 2.4 21.3 27.0 DHS
Tonga 2006 4.4 1.2 25.6 28.0 UNSD
Trinidad and Tobago 2000 2.6 0.4 28.1 31.4 UNSD
Tunisia 2004 2.1 0.0 28.7 32.6 NS
Turkey 2008 9.8 ... 24.2 ... NS
Turkmenistan 2000 5.9 ... 23.4 ... DHS
Turks and Caicos Islands 2001 8.4 0.6 25.2 28.3 UNSD
Tuvalu 2007 11.0 ... 21.5 ... NS
Uganda 2011 22.8 3.0 20.0 24.3 DHS
Ukraine 2007 6.6 3.0 23.1 25.9 DHS
United Arab Emirates 2005 6.8 2.4 25.3 26.8 UNSD
United Kingdom 2009 0.4 0.1 31.8 33.2 UNSD
United Republic of Tanzania 2010 19.7 4.5 21.0 25.1 DHS
United States of America 2009 2.8 1.5 26.9 28.8 UNSD
United States Virgin Islands 1990 7.7 5.9 27.5 30.1 USCB
Uruguay 2011 11.3 3.3 24.8 27.0 NS
Uzbekistan 1996 13.0 ... 20.6 ... DHS
Vanuatu 1989 11.9 2.4 22.6 25.3 UNSD
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 2001 17.1 5.1 22.7 26.0 UNSD
Viet Nam 2009 9.9 2.6 22.7 26.2 UNSD
Wallis and Futuna Islands 1996 2.1 0.2 24.3 28.4 UNSD
Western Sahara 1970 60.6 1.3 18.0 25.3 UNSD
Yemen 2003 17.2 3.1 22.2 25.4 PAPFAM
Zambia 2007 19.4 1.2 21.1 25.5 DHS
Zimbabwe 2010 25.9 1.1 20.6 25.5 DHS
 
Footnotes
... Data not available
 
Sources
United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, World Marriage Data 2012.  
DHS Indicates that the data are collected through a Demographic and Health Survey, a survey programme implemented by ICF International.
NS Indicates that the data are taken directly from a publication or website of a national statistics office.
PAPFAM Indicates that the data are collected through a Pan-Arab Project for Family Health Survey, a survey programme implemented in the 2000s by the League of Arab States.
USCB Indicates that data are derived from the International Data Base (IDB) maintained by the United States Census Bureau.
UNSD Indicates that the data are national estimates published by the United Nations Statistics Division.
RHS Indicates that the data are collected through a Reproductive Health Survey, a survey programme implemented since the 1990s by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States.
Eurostat Indicates that the data are national estimates published by the Statistical Office of the European Communities.
 
Technical notes
The percentage of ever married women and men in the age group 15 to 19 years refers to the percentage of women and men in that age group who are currently married and those who had been married in the past and are currently divorced or widowed. In general, these percentages are derived from census or survey data on the population classified by their current marital status, sex and age group. The indicator is a useful measure of the prevalence of marriage at young ages.
The singulate mean age at marriage is an estimate of the average number of years lived in the single state among those who marry before age 50. It is calculated on the basis of a single census or survey according to procedures described by Hajnal in "Age at marriage and proportions marrying" (Population Studies, vol. 7, No. 2. 1953).
Source

Indicators on Women and Men

Source:  United Nations Statistics Division

The Indicators on Women and Men provides the latest statistics and indicators on women and men in six specific fields of concern: population, women and men in families, health, education, work and political decision making. The statistics and indicators refer to the latest year for which sex-disaggregated data are available. The data have been compiled from official national sources as well as international sources.

These indicators are no longer updated. Please visit http://unstats.un.org/unsd/gender/data.html for other Gender Statistics.
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