Celibacy rate

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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.:

\frac{\mbox{Number of never-married people ages 45--49}}{\mbox{Total number of people ages 45--49}}

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