Marriage celebrants must notify the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) within 14 days of the ceremony.
Marriages are counted in the month and year we register them. This may be different to when the marriage occurred.
You can also download figures for marriages registered per month.
Place of marriage, April to June 2023
|Suburb||Postcode||Number of marriages|
Average age at marriage
|April 2023||May 2023||June 2023|
|Average age of couple (years)||34.05||34.61||33.98|
Marriages by age group
|Age group (years)||April 2023||May 2023||June 2023||Total|
|60 and over||43||69||83||195|
Marriages by sex or gender
The Commonwealth Marriage Act 1961 allows two people to marry regardless of their sex or gender.
|Sex or gender of the parties||April 2023||May 2023||June 2023||Total|
|No sex/gender information||7||13||20||40|
These statistics show the number of marriages registered, rather than the number of marriages conducted. Celebrants may submit the paperwork to register a marriage up to 14 days after conducting a ceremony.
This data is updated quarterly.