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Marriages and Weddings in Australia

Marriages & Weddings AUSTRALIA The number of marriages in Australia has been rising for more than a decade, now exceeding 118,962 per year. Divorces have slowed to 48,000 per year. Certificate of Marriage Certificate of Marriage 73% 27% are religious of all weddings are conducted by a civil celebrant The average The average male marries at female marries at 29.9 28.3 Road of love Average length of marriages that end in divorce. 1993 - 10.7 years Now - 12.1 years 1 in 5 will marry more than once 1 in 3 will end in divorce 4 in 5 couples live together before marriage 326 weddings per day across Australia 55% NSW 45% one or both born overseas has the most of couples Aussie born marriages Ж Jan 7% Feb 8% Mar 12% Apr 10% New Year's Day: 59 Valentine's Day: 2nd April Fool's Day: Australia Day: 311 66 923 May 7% Jun 5% Jul 5% 56% of all weddings take place on Saturdays Autumn is now the season with Least 2nd least the 2nd most popular popular weddings SMTWTF| 15% Oct 11% Nov 12% Dec 7% of all weddings take place on Christmas: 37 Spring has more weddings than any other season Sundays 1st Boxing Day: 53 NYE: 342 SMTWTFS ©O McCrindle 2015 mccrindle Sources ABS (cat. 3310.O) McCrindle FORECASTS • STRATEGY • RESEARCH

Marriages and Weddings in Australia

shared by mccrindleresearch on Mar 26
Analysis of the latest ABS marriages data shows that there are more weddings today than a decade ago, and the ‘in-between’ seasons (Autumn and Spring) are the most popular times of year to tie the knot.





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