Heat Map: Average Marriage Age across the Globe


According to the data from the UN, it seems that getting married in a later age is a tend across the globe. Here is a heat map shows the average marriage age by country.


According to the map, it reflects the main cause for later marriage age is based on country’s income as people in developed countries (e.g. Western Europe) get marry in a much later age(over 30) than those in developing countries (e.g. Afghanistan in age 20). Women in some developing countries remains getting married in a younger age that 20% of them married by age 18.

According to the data, there are also fewer people getting married, for example in the United States, less than half of American are married and most of babies are born out of wedlock as to married couples.

Though the average marriage is higher and fewer people are married when compare to the past, marriage is still the preferred lifestyle worldwide that 80% of people were married by age 49. People just have to be more patience for forming a new family unit.

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This heat map can presents the data in dynamic ways as well. After enabling heat map feature and adding map legend, info boxes can be added to specific regions for enriching the map content with detailed information (e.g.  bar chart in United States, images in Westerna Europe, external links for the UN).

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