Median age at first marriage

This table shows the median age at first marriage for women and men according to background characteristics. Because of the small numbers of married respondents below age 20 among women and
below age 30 among men, these data have been omitted.Urban women age 25-49 tend to marry about two years later than their rural counterparts. The difference by LGA is more pronounced. Women from Banjul and Kanifing marry at older ages than women from other areas. For example, the median age at marriage among women in Banjul is four years older than that among women in Kuntaur (21.0 versus 17.0). Median age at marriage among women increases in a linear manner with increases in education and wealth.

Percentage of women and men age 15-49 who were first married by specific exact ages and median age at first marriage, according to current age.

Median age at first marriage by LGA (Women)

Women
20-4925-49
Banjula21.0
Kanifinga20.1
Brikama19.519.0
Mansakonko17.917.3
Kerewan17.717.3
Kuntaur17.217.0
Janjanbureh18.318.1
Basse17.517.6
Source: DHS 2013
{"name":"20-49","data":[0,0,19.5,17.9,17.7,17.2,18.3,17.5]}|{"name":"25-49","data":[21,20.1,19,17.3,17.3,17,18.1,17.6]}
{"name":"20-49","data":[{ name: 'Banjul', y: 0},{ name: 'Kanifing', y: 0},{ name: 'Brikama', y: 19.5},{ name: 'Mansakonko', y: 17.9},{ name: 'Kerewan', y: 17.7},{ name: 'Kuntaur', y: 17.2},{ name: 'Janjanbureh', y: 18.3},{ name: 'Basse', y: 17.5}]}|{"name":"25-49","data":[{ name: 'Banjul', y: 21},{ name: 'Kanifing', y: 20.1},{ name: 'Brikama', y: 19},{ name: 'Mansakonko', y: 17.3},{ name: 'Kerewan', y: 17.3},{ name: 'Kuntaur', y: 17},{ name: 'Janjanbureh', y: 18.1},{ name: 'Basse', y: 17.6}]}
Banjul|Kanifing|Brikama|Mansakonko|Kerewan|Kuntaur|Janjanbureh|Basse

Median age at first marriage by LGA (Men)

Men
30-4930-59
Banjulaa
Kanifinga29.7
Brikama28.228.3
Mansakonko28.528.1
Kerewan27.928.2
Kuntaur26.326.4
Janjanbureh27.027.2
Basse27.227.4
Source: DHS 2013
{"name":"30-49","data":[0,0,28.2,28.5,27.9,26.3,27,27.2]}|{"name":"30-59","data":[0,29.7,28.3,28.1,28.2,26.4,27.2,27.4]}
{"name":"30-49","data":[{ name: 'Banjul', y: 0},{ name: 'Kanifing', y: 0},{ name: 'Brikama', y: 28.2},{ name: 'Mansakonko', y: 28.5},{ name: 'Kerewan', y: 27.9},{ name: 'Kuntaur', y: 26.3},{ name: 'Janjanbureh', y: 27},{ name: 'Basse', y: 27.2}]}|{"name":"30-59","data":[{ name: 'Banjul', y: 0},{ name: 'Kanifing', y: 29.7},{ name: 'Brikama', y: 28.3},{ name: 'Mansakonko', y: 28.1},{ name: 'Kerewan', y: 28.2},{ name: 'Kuntaur', y: 26.4},{ name: 'Janjanbureh', y: 27.2},{ name: 'Basse', y: 27.4}]}
Banjul|Kanifing|Brikama|Mansakonko|Kerewan|Kuntaur|Janjanbureh|Basse
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Median age at first marriage by LGA (Women)
  • Source: DHS 2013
Median age at first marriage by LGA (Men)
  • Source: DHS 2013
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