Vital Statistics Outputs Branch
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Frequency of release: Annually
Geographical coverage: England and Wales
Geographical breakdown: Country
6 March 2012
A minor error has been corrected in the figure for the age group of men which had the largest rise in the number of marriages, originally published on 29 February 2012. The age group (45-49) was correctly listed in the key findings but not in the text where it was shown as 40-44. The age group was corrected on 6 March 2012. ONS apologises for any inconvenience caused.
16 March 2012
A production error was identified in Table 5 of the marriage statistics summary tables 2010 (provisional) which was originally published on 29 February 2012. For 2010, the median age of marriage for divorced men and women were transposed with the median age of marriage for widowed men and women. This table has now been corrected. ONS apologises for any inconvenience caused.
Presents data on marriages taking place in England and Wales.
Marriages data before 2007 are available in the annual reference volume Marriage, Divorce and Adoption Statistics (Series FM2). The data years available include 1999 - 2007.
For information on data quality, legislation and procedures relating to marriage statistics, please see Marriages Metadata (159.5 Kb Pdf) and Marriages Summary (129.4 Kb Pdf) Quality Report (129.4 Kb Pdf) .
The Vital Statistics: Population and Health Reference Tables provide annual marriage data for the United Kingdom and its constituent countries.
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