The bar charts compare the percentages of males and females, in a particular country, getting married according to six different age groups (16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44), in 1996 and 2008.
It is clear that the proportion of both men and women getting married under the age of 30 decreased slightly, while the opposite was true for those aged 30 and older. In addition, 25-29 was the most popular age range for women to get married, while for men it was 30-34 and 35-39.
In both years, 16-19 year old were the lowest percentage of people getting married, with women at less than 0.5% in 1996 and about 1% in 2008. Noticeably, no men in this age group got married. The figures for those aged 20-24 also reduced over the years from approximately 6% to 3% for women and just over 2% to just under 2% for men. Meanwhile, the figure for 25-29 year old women remained unchanged at about 12%, as opposed to a slight drop to 8% in the figure for men.
Regarding older age groups, a considerable rise to 8% and 11% respectively could be seen in the proportion of 30-34 year old females and males getting married. However, while the number of men who got married aged 35-39 increased by 4%, to 11% in 2008, only 3% of women in that age group married in 2008. Finally, the figures for both genders in the 40-45 age group remained relatively unchanged over the examined period.