Marriage celebrants must notify the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) within 14 days of the ceremony.
Place of marriage
Marriages registered by most popular postcodes, January to March 2020
|Suburb||Postcode||Number of marriages|
Average age at marriage
|January 2020||February 2020||March 2020|
|Average age of couple (years)||33.63||33.17||33.47|
Marriages by age group
Average age group of couples being married
|Age group (years)||January 2020||February 2020||March 2020||Total|
|60 and over||58||52||78||188|
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||January 2020||February 2020||March 2020||Total|
|No Sex/Gender Information||1||1||3||5|
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.