Wedding bells ring loudest for graduates
Almost 8 out of 10 grooms won't settle for uneducated brides.
SingStat reveals that over the past decade, there was a significant increase in the proportion of grooms with primary or lower education marrying brides with at least secondary qualification. Between 2001 and 2011, the proportion increased from 47 per cent for grooms in civil marriages and 45 per cent for grooms in Muslim marriages to 71 per cent and 64 per cent respectively.
"The proportion of university educated grooms marrying brides with the same qualification also rose in the last decade. The proportion increased from 69 per cent to 78 per cent for grooms in civil marriages, and from 39 per cent to 58 per cent for grooms in Muslim marriages," SingStat further added.
"Among graduate brides, the proportion marrying graduate grooms was 75 per cent in 2011 for civil marriages, relatively unchanged compared to 2001 (76 per cent). For Muslim marriages, the proportion dropped from
44 per cent to 40 per cent over the same period," SIngStat said.