Table 32
Marriages by Age of Groom and Bride, Percent Distribution, by Year
2004-2009 Occurrence Data
   
2009 2008 2007
     
Party A* Party B* Groom Bride Groom Bride
     
Age Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
             
 
* In 2009, Bride and Groom fields on the marriage certificate were replaced with Party A and Party B.
Total 21,139 100.0 21,139 100.0 19,566 100.0 19,566 100.0 19,895 100.0 19,895 100.0
             
< 15 - - - - - - - - - - - -
             
15 – 19 364 1.7 907 4.3 337 1.7 889 4.5 337 1.7 934 4.7
             
20 – 24 4,515 21.4 6,127 29.0 4,592 23.5 6,371 32.6 4,878 24.5 6,636 33.4
             
25 – 29 5,918 28.0 5,512 26.1 5,829 29.8 5,261 26.9 5,818 29.2 5,183 26.1
             
30 – 34 3,265 15.4 2,672 12.6 2,895 14.8 2,215 11.3 2,753 13.8 2,235 11.2
             
35 – 39 1,934 9.1 1,651 7.8 1,787 9.1 1,419 7.3 1,827 9.2 1,476 7.4
             
40 – 44 1,460 6.9 1,266 6.0 1,195 6.1 1,072 5.5 1,297 6.5 1,113 5.6
             
45 – 49 1,343 6.4 1,221 5.8 1,036 5.3 996 5.1 1,071 5.4 996 5.0
             
50 + 2,339 11.1 1,782 8.4 1,895 9.7 1,342 6.9 1,914 9.6 1,322 6.6
             
N.S. 1 0.0 1 0.0 - - 1 0.0 - - - -



  2006 2005 2004
     
Groom Bride Groom Bride Groom Bride
     
Age Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
             
Total 20,060 100.0 20,060 100.0 20,419 100.0 20,419 100.0 20,455 100.0 20,455 100.0
             
< 15 - - - - - - - - - - - -
             
15 – 19 380 1.9 967 4.8 406 2.0 1,109 5.4 406 2.0 1,130 5.5
             
20 – 24 5,017 25.0 6,824 34.0 5,209 25.5 6,896 33.8 5,308 25.9 7,047 34.5
             
25 – 29 5,663 28.2 4,953 24.7 5,605 27.4 4,895 24.0 5,427 26.5 4,631 22.6
             
30 – 34 2,779 13.9 2,186 10.9 2,819 13.8 2,216 10.9 2,824 13.8 2,260 11.0
             
35 – 39 1,763 8.8 1,457 7.3 1,821 8.9 1,571 7.7 1,853 9.1 1,565 7.7
             
40 – 44 1,356 6.8 1,239 6.2 1,449 7.1 1,323 6.5 1,470 7.2 1,375 6.7
             
45 – 49 1,166 5.8 1,081 5.4 1,181 5.8 1,044 5.1 1,213 5.9 1,089 5.3
             
50 + 1,936 9.7 1,352 6.7 1,929 9.4 1,364 6.7 1,954 9.6 1,358 6.6
             
N.S. - - 1 0.0 - - 1 0.0 - - - -