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Table 4 Proportions (%) of women never-married of different age groups by education and year

From: Fertility transition in Rwanda: what does the trend in nuptiality reveal?

  No education Primary Secondary and above
Proportion of never-married
Age group 2005 2010 2015 All 2005 2010 2015 All 2005 2010 2015 All
15–19 93.2 82.8 84.4 89.7 97.5 96.6 95.0 96.5 99.0 98.4 98.4 98.5
20–24 35.1 40.5 35.3 36.9 54.6 55.1 48.5 53.1 80.3 81.5 80.4 80.7
25–29 14.3 19.1 14.6 16.2 14.9 20.0 19.5 18.5 30.3 43.2 48.1 42.6
30–34 7.5 5.1 9.7 7.6 8.3 8.7 10.3 9.2 11.5 14.2 16.9 14.6
35–39 3.9 4.3 6.2 4.7 5.3 5.5 7.1 6.1 6.1 6.6 8.0 7.0
40–44 2.1 4.9 2.1 3.0 2.7 5.2 4.2 4.1 6.4 8.2 8.5 7.8
45–49 2.2 1.6 3.0 2.2 1.2 2.2 4.0 2.6 2.4 1.2 9.3 4.4
Median age at first union
Age group 2005 2010 2015 Increase 2005 2010 2015 Increase 2005 2010 2015 Increase
All 19.9 20.1 20.3 0.4 20.8 21.4 21.8 1.0 23.2 23.6 25.7 2.5
25–29 19.4 21.3 20.7 1.3 20.5 22.1 22.2 1.7 23.9 26.9 28.0 4.1
30–34 19.8 19.5 20.6 0.8 21.2 20.9 22.2 1.0 23.0 24.1 26.5 3.5
35–39 19.9 19.9 20.0 0.1 21.2 21.0 21.1 − 0.1 23.4 22.7 23.3 − 0.1
40–44 19.8 20.3 19.9 0.1 20.4 21.6 21.2 0.8 22.1 23.2 24.1 2.0
45–49 20.3 20.0 20.3 0.0 20.3 20.6 21.7 0.4 20.1 23.1 24.8 4.7