Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate the ABS website
ABS Home > Statistics > By Catalogue Number
ABS @ Facebook ABS @ Twitter ABS RSS ABS Email notification service
1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2008  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/05/2007  Ceased
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product  
Contents >> Population >> Marriage

Under the Marriage Act 1961 (Cwlth), a marriage may be celebrated by a minister of religion registered as an authorised celebrant, by a district registrar or by other persons authorised by the Attorney-General. Notice of the intended marriage must be given to the celebrant at least one calendar month but within six calendar months before the marriage. A celebrant must transmit an official certificate of the marriage for registration in the State or Territory in which the marriage took place.

There were 2,644 marriages registered in Tasmania during 2005. This is almost unchanged from the number registered in 2004 (2,648). The median age at marriage in 2005 for both bridegroom (33.0 years) and bride (30.4 years) has increased since 2000.

MARRIAGE, Selected Summary Measures, Tasmania


Median age at marriage
Registered
marriages
Crude
marriage
rate


Bridegroom

Bride
Year ended 31 December
no.
rate(a)
years
years

2000
2,589
5.5
30.8
28.6
2001
2,182
4.6
31.2
29.0
2002
2,605
5.5
31.6
29.1
2003
2,599
5.4
31.8
29.7
2004
2,648
5.5
33.0
30.6
2005
2,644
5.4
33.0
30.4


(a) The crude marriage rate is the number of marriages registered during the calendar year per 1,000 estimated resident population at 30 June. In the interpretation of this rate, it must be kept in mind that a large and varying proportion of the population used in the denominator is below the minimum age of marriage or is already married.
Source: Australian Historical Population Statistics (cat. no. 3105.0.65.001); and Marriages, Australia (cat. no. 3306.0.55.001).



This section contains the following subsection :
        Trends
        Crude marriage rate
        Age at marriage

Previous PageNext Page


Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window


Commonwealth of Australia 2014

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.