# Difference between revisions of "Celibacy rate"

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==Definition== | ==Definition== | ||

− | The '''celibacy rate''' of a population is defined as the fraction of the population aged | + | The '''celibacy rate''' of a population is defined as the fraction of the population aged 45–49 (both sexes combined) that is never-married, i.e.: |

<math>\frac{\mbox{Number of never-married people ages 45--49}}{\mbox{Total number of people ages 45--49}}</math> | <math>\frac{\mbox{Number of never-married people ages 45--49}}{\mbox{Total number of people ages 45--49}}</math> | ||

It may be reported as a simple fraction, as a percentage (denominator 100), or with a denominator of 1000. | It may be reported as a simple fraction, as a percentage (denominator 100), or with a denominator of 1000. |

## Latest revision as of 20:43, 22 May 2016

## Definition

The **celibacy rate** of a population is defined as the fraction of the population aged 45–49 (both sexes combined) that is never-married, i.e.:

It may be reported as a simple fraction, as a percentage (denominator 100), or with a denominator of 1000.