26 November 2014 | Research papers
There were 118,962 marriages registered and 47,638 divorces granted in Australia in 2013, according to the latest ABS statistics.
Although the number of marriages decreased in 2013, the estimated resident population increased by 407,027 from 2012 to 2013. As a result, the crude marriage rate decreased from 5.4 to 5.1 marriages per 1,000 estimated resident population.
The median age of males and females at marriage was 31.5 and 29.5 years respectively in 2013. The median age at marriage for males and females has increased by 0.1 years since 2012.
Couples who lived together prior to marriage accounted for 76.6% of all marriages registered in 2013, a decrease from the 77.6% registered in 2012.