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Civil Partnerships in England and Wales

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Civil Partnerships in England and Wales 2022

Including CD-ROM of data

Number of civil partnership formations in England and Wales analysed by age, sex, previous legal partnership status and registration area.

Main points
  • There were 6,879 civil partnerships formed in England and Wales in 2022, a small increase (2.2%) from 2021.
  • Of all civil partnerships formed in 2022, most (83.7%) were opposite-sex couples (5,760), with same-sex couples accounting for 16.3% (1,119); 58.2% of same-sex formations were male couples and 41.8% were female couples.
  • The most common age for people forming a same-sex civil partnership in 2022 was those aged 25 to 34 years (21.0%), whereas the most common age for people forming an opposite-sex partnership was those aged 55 to 64 years (25.1%).
  • Opposite-sex couples forming a civil partnership were over four times as likely to each have been in either a marriage or civil partnership previously (21.2%) compared with same-sex couples (4.7%).
  • The areas with the most civil partnership registrations in England and Wales in 2022 were London (22.9%) and the South East (20.4%); this will reflect the population size and age structure of all regions.
Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Published by
Dandy Booksellers Ltd
Publication Date
26 March 2024
24 pages plus CD-ROM
A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Approx Weight
0.14 kg
HS Code

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