April 3, 2019
Britons who get married before the age of 30 are now in a minority, according to official new data showing that the number of religious marriages has declined to a record low.
Figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on marriage in England and Wales revealed a dramatic drop in the proportion of people who had ever married from the 1970s, when more than a quarter (28 per cent) of women were wed by the age of 20 and more than nine-tenths (91 per cent) by 30.
But now, only one in three women have ever married by age 30 according to the most recent ONS data, which looks at the number of marriages which took place in 2016, when the share of men married by the time they were 30 slumped to less than a quarter, having stood at more than eight in ten in 1976.
This article was posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 5:52 am