Fast Facts on Marriages in Australia

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Research Director Claire Madden shares insights and quick facts about marriage in Australia, based on our 2015 Marriage and Weddings Report.

  • Whilst the marriage rate has been slowly declining over the decades, as our population grows, there are still more weddings now than there were a decade ago. We hit the peak number of weddings in 2012 with over 123,000 weddings that year.
  • The average female is getting married at 28.3 today and males at 29.9, this has been pushed back by about 5 years over the last 3 decades.

  • The total number of divorces has been declining - there are fewer now than any time in the last 20 years, as both the divorce rate and divorce numbers have been declining. 10 years ago the divorce rate was 2.7 per 1,000 people, one year ago it was 2.2. and it is now 2.1 per 1,000 people.
  • Whilst 1 in 3 marriages end in divorce, they are lasting longer than 2 decades ago. In 1993, the average length of marriages that ended in divorce was 10.7 years, today they are lasting 12.1 years on average.

  • There are on average 326 weddings across Australia per day. This swings between over 2,000 weddings on a popular Saturday to just 37 weddings on Christmas Day!
  • 77% of Australian couples cohabitate before getting married.

  • Most popular times to get married during the year are Spring and Autumn, in the months of November and March.
  • The least popular months are June and July each of which only hosts 5% of yearly marriages.
  • Popular wedding dates are on the increase, with 923 marriages held on Australia Day.

Post has no comments.
Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0) | Permalink 

Post a Comment

Captcha Image

Trackback Link
Post has no trackbacks.

Welcome to our blog...

We have a passion for research that tells a story, that can be presented visually, that brings about change and improves organisations. And we hope these resources help you know the times.

Our Social Media Sites

Facebook | McCrindle Research Social Media YouTube | McCrindle Research Social Media Twitter | McCrindle Research Social Media Flickr | McCrindle Research Social Media Pinterest | McCrindle Research Social Media Google Plus | McCrindle Research Social Media LinkedIn | McCrindle Research Social Media Mark McCrindle Slideshare

Last 100 Articles


ageing population Myth princess charlotte wedding trend innovation communication trends generation marriage stats Generation Y capital cities school satisfaction weather Generation X social commentator identity spend sustainable suburban living area Charlotte litter children manly mccrindle ipswich household father's day omnibus organisational culture Gen Y 40 million responsive careers 24 million data visualisation work home religion clothing church media rent tableau 1980 data hobart population divorce rate entertainment holiday friends debt ABS income Australian Trends social researchers World Water Day Population Clock CBD 1968 workplace royal family social research pyrmont 2012 generations Merry Christmas report kate middleton royal influence panel newspaper online long weekend teleworking mother's day monarchy living Australian Home Sydney grandparents Australian Bureau of Statistics sports affordability narcissism video gold coast crows nest victoria media release 2014 Christmas season market research high density apartments Births optus blaxland renter of the future youth hornsby 24,000,000 housing facts entrepreneurs of today the changing face of define collaboration wolloomooloo Christmas presents McCrindle Speakers city intern selfie vegemite demographic trends demographics baby boom budget lifestyle event social trends moreton bay Scouts population milestone tattoos Deaths digital students proactive transport baby names community employment workforce baby name work-life government vegetarian conference presentation mythbusters cultural diversity Tuesday Trends acf15 hills shire mythbusting equip Wellington Christmas lunch not for profit urban business index geomapping christianity in the media ultimo online shopping Love research pack small business technology 2013 wealth prince george news publication brands urban living neutral bay christmas gen alpha Word Up research Christchurch New Zeland snapshot royal baby unemployment sydneysiders celebration suburb Valentine’s Day menai domestic cash builders tuesday environment February 16 marketing gender professional development winter trend tuesday survey Mark McCrindle australian communities trends report sunburnt country housing trends cost economy bondi coffee leadership brisbane statistics lalor park darwin thought leadership holidays analysis sentiments conference ashley mckenzie slideshare culture research visualisation urban living index easter society eliane miles future proof paying to work politics divorce Canberra couple graphs "know the times" generation alpha house royal affordable baby census baby boomers PSI Australia Day waverton suburbs winter blues public holiday financial resource demographer child care shopping growth consumer logan australian communities forum seasons happiness 23 million housing growth huffington post names list engage water marrickville urban taskforce perth interactive optimistic jobs australia mccrindle research rising house prices Duchess of Cambridge etiquette survey design Adelaide 2016 marriages entrepreneur millionth career social researcher anzac cold school ACT cartodb presentations future 2015 families population growth global infographic 1975 social media Melbourne generation Z high density living parenting house prices sydneycity social The ABC of XYZ potts point retirement focus group Australians English gen z Royals shbc millenials renting new york times internet language sector wide study presentation world youth day family education Australian demographics business 1994 public speaking Gen X cars