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Marriages and Divorces in England and Wales 2016

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9781787761056
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16 April 2019
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2016
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Number of marriages that took place in England and Wales analysed by age, sex, previous marital status and civil or religious ceremony. Dissolutions and annulments of marriage by previous marital status, sex, age, fact proven and to whom granted.

Main points
  • In 2016, there were 249,793 marriages in England and Wales, 1.7% more than in 2015, but 1.0% fewer than in 2014.
  • 97.2% of all marriages were between opposite-sex couples and 2.8% were between same-sex couples.
  • There were 7,019 marriages between same-sex couples in 2016, an increase of 8.1% from 2015; of these marriages, 55.7% were between female couples.
  • 30 July was the most popular day to get married in 2016, with 4,742 marriages on this day.
  • There were 106,959 divorces of opposite-sex couples in 2016, an increase of 5.8% compared with 2015.
  • There were 112 divorces of same-sex couples in 2016; of these 78% were among female couples.
 


Marriages and Divorces in England and Wales 2015

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9781787321885
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Publication Date
15 March 2018
Edition
2015
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162 pages
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The number of marriages that took place in England and Wales analysed by age, sex, previous marital status and civil or religious ceremony. Dissolutions and annulments of marriage by previous marital status, sex, age, fact proven and to whom granted. 


Marriages and Divorces in England and Wales 2014

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9781787320567
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Publication Date
22 May 2017
Edition
2014
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141 pages
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A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Numbers of marriages that took place in England and Wales analysed by a range of characteristics including age, sex, previous marital status and ceremony type (civil or religious).

Main points
  • There were 247,372 marriages between opposite sex couples in 2014, an increase of 2.7% from 2013; but 6.2% lower than in 2012.
  • There were 4,850 marriages between same sex couples in 2014; marriages of same sex couples have only been possible since 29 March 2014.
  • In 2014, civil ceremonies among opposite sex couples increased by 4.1%, while religious ceremonies decreased by 0.8% compared with 2013.
  • Same sex couples mostly solemnised their marriages in civil ceremonies, there were only 23 religious ceremonies accounting for 0.5% of all marriages of same sex couples.
  • In 2014, of all individuals marrying a same sex partner 85% were forming their first legally recognised partnership compared with 76% for opposite sex couples.
  • There were 2,411 same sex couples who converted their civil partnership into a marriage between 10 and 31 December 2014.
 


Marriages and Divorces in England and Wales 2013

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Marriages and Divorces in England and Wales 2013
(Previously Marriage, Divorce and Adoption Statistics)

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ISBN
9781785841576
Author
Office for National Statistics (ONS)
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Publication Date
28 April 2016
Edition
2013
Format
Paperback
Extent
246 pages
Dimensions
A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Main points
  • There were 240,854 marriages in 2013, a decrease of 8.6% compared with 2012 and the first decline since 2009.
  • Civil ceremonies accounted for 72% of all marriages in 2013.
  • Religious ceremonies decreased by 14% while civil ceremonies declined by 6% in 2013, compared with 2012.
  • Over three quarters of brides and grooms marrying in 2013 were marrying for the first time.
  • Those aged 65 and over were more likely to marry in 2013 compared with 2003, with the greatest increase among women.
  • The mean age at marriage was 36.7 years for men and 34.3 years for women in 2013, a small increase compared with 2012.
  • There were 114,720 divorces in England and Wales in 2013, a decrease of 2.9% since 2012, when there were 118,140 divorces
  • In 2013, there were 9.8 men divorcing per thousand married males and 9.8 women divorcing per thousand married females. A decrease of 27% for men and 26% for women compared with 2003. Background note 3 has more information about divorce rates
  • The number of divorces in 2013 was highest among men and women aged 40 to 44
  • For those married in 1968, 20% of marriages had ended in divorce by the 15th wedding anniversary whereas for those married in 1998, almost a third of marriages (32%) had ended by this time
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