Research reveals the average age of marriage across the UK

16 Nov 2017

Hilliers Jewellers has collated data to discover the average age of marriage throughout the UK

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Exclusive data from the Office of National Statistics has been acquired by Hilliers Jewellers and collated to reveal the average age of marriage across cities and regions of the UK.

The data reveals that some of Britain’s most highly-populated cities have the lowest age of marriage. In Leicester, which sits at the bottom, men and women are getting married at the average ages of 34 and 31 respectively. Manchester and London come in a close second and third, with men getting married around the age of 35 and women tying the knot at 32.  

The country’s oldest wedding towns are all located by the coast, such as Blackpool, where men marry on average at 41 and women at 38. Southend-on-Sea and Portsmouth come in next with both town’s men and women marrying above the ages of 39 and 36.

According to statistics, the current national average age of marriage for men is 37, and 35 for women. This is a dramatic increase from previous years; 40 years ago, the average age of brides and grooms were 27 and 30. The data shows that as time progresses, people are waiting longer and longer to marry, and settling down later in life.

The average ages have been compiled in a handy infographic, which can be seen below.


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