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3310.0 - Marriages and Divorces, Australia, 2009 Quality Declaration 
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In 2009, the most popular month for marriages was October with 15,569 (13.0%) marriages, followed by November with 13,224 (11.0%) marriages. The month of July was the least popular month for marriages with only 5,246 (4.4%) marriages taking place in that month. The number of weekends in a month influences the number of weddings in that month.

In 2009, the number of marriages occurring in August decreased by 16.3% following the unusually large number of marriages performed on the 08/08/08, a date of special significance in the Chinese community.

1.12 Months of marriage, Australia, 2009
Graph: 1.12 Months of marriage, Australia, 2009

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