‘First comes marriage then come babies’ not so likely now

December year Males Females
1980 24 21.7
1981 24.2 21.9
1982 24.5 22.2
1983 24.8 22.6
1984 25 22.8
1985 25.3 23.1
1986 25.5 23.4
1987 25.9 23.7
1988 26.2 24
1989 26.4 24.2
1990 26.8 24.5
1991 26.9 24.6
1992 27 24.9
1993 27.3 25.2
1994 27.5 25.5
1995 27.8 25.8
1996 28.1 26.1
1997 28.3 26.5
1998 28.6 26.7
1999 28.9 27
2000 29.2 27.4
2001 29.3 27.5
2002 29.4 27.6
2003 29.5 27.7
2004 29.9 28.1
2005 30.1 28.2
2006 30 28.3
2007 30 28.2
2008 30 28.2
2009 29.8 28.2
2010 29.9 28.2
2011 29.9 28.4
2012 30 28.5
2013 30.1 28.6
2014 30.2 28.7
2015 30.2 28.8
2016 30.3 29
2017 30.2 29
2018 30.4 29.2
December year Age (years)
1980 25.7
1981 25.8
1982 26
1983 26.2
1984 26.4
1985 26.6
1986 26.8
1987 27
1988 27.3
1989 27.4
1990 27.7
1991 27.9
1992 28.2
1993 28.3
1994 28.5
1995 28.6
1996 28.8
1997 29.1
1998 29.3
1999 29.5
2000 29.7
2001 29.8
2002 30.1
2003 30.2
2004 30.3
2005 30.4
2006 30.3
2007 30.1
2008 30
2009 29.9
2010 29.9
2011 30
2012 30
2013 30
2014 30.2
2015 30.2
2016 30.3
2017 30.3
2018 30.5
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