World Marriage Data 2012

Table in EXCEL-Format

World Marriage Data 2012 provides a comparable and up-to-date set of national data on the marital status of the population by age and sex for 221 countries and areas of the world.

The data base 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, data are presented for five reference dates: 1970, 1985, 1995, 2005 and the most recent data available. Major sources of data on marital status presented in World Marriage Data 2012 are censuses, sample surveys and national estimates based on population register data or on estimation methods using census data. Information on the definition of each indicator, data sources and criteria for data source selection, limitations and data coverage is provided in the metadata file. The data base presents data available as of January 2013.


Suggested citation: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2013). World Marriage Data 2012 (POP/DB/Marr/Rev2012).