The mean age at marriage of the country’s population, engaged in different categories of economic activities, has largely seen a rise between 2001 and 2011 as compared to the previous decade.
According to a 2011 Census data report released on Monday, the mean age at marriage for male cultivators during 2001-2011 has risen to 22.5 years, an increase from 21.5 years in the previous decade. The mean age at marriage of female cultivators has increased to 18.6 years from 17.6 years in the previous decade.
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The mean age at marriage for male agricultural labourers has risen to 22.5 years during 2001-2011 from 21.8 years in the previous decade. Similarly, the mean age for female agricultural labourers has increased to 18.5 years from 17.7 years.
The mean age at marriage of male domestic workers has, however, dipped to 23.4 years from 23.7 years in the previous decade, and that of female workers has also dropped to 19.1 years from 19.5 years. The mean age at marriage for male non-workers has gone up to 23.5 years from 22.8 years, and has risen from 18.5 years to 19.4 years for female non-workers.