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Subtopic: Divorces

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  • Divorces in England and Wales, 2012 06-Feb-2014
    Tables contain dissolutions and annulments of marriage by previous marital status, sex and age of divorcees, children and facts proven and to whom granted.
  • Divorces in England and Wales, 2011 20-Dec-2012
    Dissolutions and annulments of marriage by previous marital status, sex and age of divorcees, children and facts proven and to whom granted.
  • Divorces in England and Wales, 2010 08-Dec-2011
    Divorce statistics by sex, age and marital status before marriage, duration of marriage, age at divorce, the number and age of children involved, and the grounds for divorce.
  • Civil Partnerships Five Years On, Autumn 2011 (Pdf 190Kb) 22-Sep-2011
    The Civil Partnership Act 2004, which came into force in December 2005 allowing same-sex couples in the UK to register their relationship for the first time, celebrated its fifth anniversary in December 2010. This article examines civil partnership in England and Wales, five years on from its introduction. The characteristics of those forming civil partnerships between 2005 and 2010 including age, sex and previous marital/civil partnership status are examined. These are then compared with the characteristics of those marrying over the same period. Further comparisons are also made between civil partnership dissolutions and divorce. The article presents estimates of the number of people currently in civil partnerships and children of civil partners. Finally the article examines attitudes towards same-sex and civil partner couples both in the UK and in other countries across Europe.
  • Cohabitation and marriage in Britain since the 1970s, Autumn 2011 (Pdf 284Kb) 22-Sep-2011
    The article presents an overview of trends in cohabitation and marriage in Britain over several decades, using a consistent set of retrospective histories from the General Household Survey 1979–2007. Time-trends are presented, for men and women, of: the experience of different types of partnership by specified ages, the frequency of premarital cohabitation, the average time spent in different types of partnership, the timing of life course transitions, and the outcome of cohabitation and marriage at the fifth and tenth anniversaries.
  • Divorces in England and Wales, 2009 (Pdf 187Kb) 17-Feb-2011
    Divorces taking place in England and Wales. The tables contain data for dissolutions and annulments of marriage by previous marital status of persons divorcing, sex and age of persons divorcing, children of couples divorced and facts proven at divorce and to whom granted.

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