2015 Census Report on Marital Status

No. of pages: 65

Publication date: August 2018

Author: General Directorate of Statistics (GDS) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Publisher: GDS and UNFPA 2018

The singulate mean age at marriage increased from 25.8 years to 26.7 years between the 2010 and 2015 Censuses. The values were lower for females (25 years) than males (28.4 years) in the 2015 Census, but the male-female gap decreased from 4.2 years to 3.4 years between the 2004 and 2015 Censuses, demonstrating reducing gender disparities. The gap for females relative to males closed slightly in both rural and urban areas, with more progress in gap closure in urban than in rural areas.