Australians seem to be following a pattern when it comes to choosing popular dates to tie the knot down under.

Some number crunching of Australian Bureau of Statistics data done by Fairfax Media has revealed that when wedding dates from 2007 to 2014 were mapped on a chart, there is an obvious spike in dates that feature repeated numbers.

The analysis revealed the most popular day to tie the knot in the 8 year period was 10th November 2012 (10/11/12) followed by 11th November 2011 (11/11/11) and 10th October 2010 (10/10/10).


Of course you could write this off as a coincidence because of October and November being two of the most popular months to get hitched in Australia anyway. But a further real down of the data by days of the week shows Saturday and Sunday are the most common days to get married, but the same pattern shows up again regardless with peak dates where there are repeating or sequential number patterns.

And when only examining months, the pattern remains. July is in the middle of winter and is the least popular month of the year for Australian weddings. Look what happened on 7th July 2007 (7/7/07). It was nine times more popular than the average July day for a wedding that year!


Reasons people would be attracted to repeating numbers range from feeling comfort in seeing patterns repeat to feeling superstitious or lucky.   And it’s probably a really easy way for everyone to remember the date!


Graphs: Fairfax Media
Image credit: Isabelle Portes