Marriages (Annual)


Central Statistics Office (CSO)

Key information

Marriages per 1,000 population, average age of groom and bride, marriages by age of groom and bride, by socio-economic group of groom and bride, by form of ceremony, and by country of future residence; age specific marriage rates; relative age of bride and groom; marriages by area of residence of bride/groom before marriage (also showing whether the spouse has same area of residence); marriages by month and day of week, and by previous marital status of partners.

A Methods and Quality Report is available for this statistic.


General Register Office marriage registration forms.


All marriages registered during the reference year.



Reference period

Calendar year of registration of the marriage (some marriages may be registered in a year later than the occurence of the marriage)

Start date



About 30 months after the reference period


  • Age
    Less than 17 years; Individual years from 17 to 49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65+ years.
  • Age
    Less than 20 years; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40+ years.
  • Age
    Less than 20 years; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60+ years; Not stated.
  • Age
    16-19 years; Individual years from 20 to 49.
  • Age
    Individual years from 16 to 49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75+ years; Not stated.
  • Age (relative)
    10+ years older; 5-9 years older; 1-4 years older; Same age; 1-4 years younger; 5-9 years younger; 10+ years younger; Not stated.
  • Form of ceremony
    Roman Catholic; Church of Ireland; Presbyterian; Methodist; Jewish; Other religious; Civil marriages.
  • Country of future residence
    Northern Ireland; England and Wales; Scotland; Europe (remainder); USA; Elsewhere.
  • Socio-economic group
    Farmers, relatives assisting and farm managers; Other agricultural occupations and fishermen; Higher professional; Lower professional; Employers and managers; Salaried employees; Intermediate non-manual workers; Other non-manual workers; Skilled manual workers; Other manual workers; Not stated.
  • Province
    Leinster; Munster; Connacht; Ulster (part).
  • Region (NUTS3)
    Border; Dublin; Mid-East; Midland; Mid-West; South-East; South-West; West.
  • County or City
    The 34 administrative counties.
  • Marital status of partners
    Single men and single women; Single men and widows; Widowers and single women; Widowers and widows; Divorced men and single women; Single men and divorced women; Divorced men and widows; Widowers and divorced women; Divorced men and divorced women.


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