World Marriage Data 2015 provides a comparable and up-to-date set of data on the marital status of the population by age and sex for 231 countries or areas of the world.
The database contains data on four key indicators: marital status of men and women, currently married men and women, ever married men and women and singulate mean age at marriage (SMAM).
For each of these indicators and to the extent that data are available as of November 2015, data are presented from around 1970 to the most recent data available. Major sources of data on marital status presented in World Marriage Data 2015 are censuses, sample surveys and national estimates based on population register data or estimation methods using census data. Time series data are available and viewable online in organized formats for users to query interactively, download (in Excel format), and visualize graphics of marital status indicators by age group, sex and time. Information on the definition of each indicator, data sources and data limitations is provided in the metadata file.
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Suggested citation: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2015). World Marriage Data 2015 (POP/DB/Marr/Rev2015).