3310.0 - Marriages and Divorces, Australia, 2009 Quality Declaration
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/12/2010
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COUPLES LIVING TOGETHER PRIOR TO MARRIAGE
Couples who lived together prior to their marriage tended to be slightly older than those people who had not lived together prior to marriage. In 2009, the median age of males who lived with their wife before marriage was 31.9 years, compared with 31.5 years for all males who married in 2009. Similarly, the median age of females who lived with their husbands before getting married was 29.6 years, compared with 29.2 years for all females who married in 2009.