Unemployed people twice as likely to smoke as employed people in 2012
26-Sep-201320% of adults in Great Britain were smokers in 2012
What Does the 2011 Census Tell Us About Older People? Full infographic
06-Sep-2013This inforgraphic looks at older people and how they were living in England and Wales using 2011 Census data.
Older people divorcing infographic
06-Aug-2013Infographic illustrating trends in divorces and the divorce rates of those aged 60 and over
The number of people age 60 and over getting divorced has risen since the 1990s
06-Aug-2013Trends in divorces and the divorce rate of people age 60 and over in England and Wales
What percentage of marriages end in divorce?
09-Feb-2013There is always speculation about the percentage of marriages that end in divorce, but what are the statistics?
Video Summary: Civil Partnerships, Five Years On
17-Aug-2012Short video podcast using audio commentary and graphical animations covers the following: It shows the number of civil partnerships since their inception in 2005. It looks at the average age of people going into civil partnerships. Finally it looks at dissolutions of civil partnerships and their numbers.
Opinions and Lifestyle Survey, Smoking Habits Amongst Adults, 2012
26-Sep-2013An inter-departmental multi-purpose survey carried out by the Office for National Statistics collecting information on a range of topics from people living in private households in Great Britain.
Divorces in England and Wales - 2011
20-Dec-2012This bulletin analyses 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.
Measuring National Well-being - Households and Families, 2012
26-Apr-2012This article on ‘Households and families’ is the third in a series which aims to explore in more detail the different domains that have been considered as important for the measurement of National Well-being. It firstly focuses on family and household formation and then on individual aspects of these such as marriage and divorce.
Divorces in England and Wales 2010
08-Dec-2011This bulletin analyses 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-2011The 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-2011The 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.
Vital Statistics: Population and Health Reference Tables (November 2013 Update): Annual Time Series Data (Excel sheet 448Kb)
26-Nov-2013These tables provide annual data for a selection of key statistics under the following themes: births, deaths, marriages, divorces, civil partnerships and civil partnership dissolutions. Figures for the latest years may be provisional, these will be updated to final figures when data is available.
2011 Census: KS103UK Marital and civil partnership status, local authorities in the United Kingdom (Excel sheet 222Kb)
11-Oct-2013This table provides 2011 Census estimates that classify the usual resident population aged 16 and over by marital and civil partnership status, for the UK, constituent countries and, within England, regions, counties, London boroughs, metropolitan districts, unitary authorities and non-metropolitan districts, unitary authorities within Wales, council areas within Scotland and local government districts within Northern Ireland. The estimates are as at census day, 27 March 2011.
Opinions and Lifestyle Survey, Smoking Habits Amongst Adults, 2012 (Excel sheet 176Kb)
26-Sep-2013These reference tables provide information on smoking rates, average number of cigarettes smoked and smoking during pregnancy in Great Britain during 2012.
1. Divorces in England and Wales, 2011: Number of Divorces, Age at Divorce and Marital Status before Marriage (Excel sheet 302Kb)
20-Dec-2012These tables provide divorce statistics by age at divorce and marital status before marriage.
2. Divorces in England and Wales, 2011: Age at Marriage, Duration of Marriage and Cohort Analyses (Excel sheet 488Kb)
20-Dec-2012These tables provide divorce statistics by age at marriage and duration of marriage. Cohort analyses providing the percentage of marriages ending in divorce by year of marriage and anniversary and proportions of men/women who have ever divorced by age and year of birth are also included.
3. Divorces in England and Wales, 2011: Children of Divorced Couples (Excel sheet 108Kb)
20-Dec-2012These tables provide divorce statistics on the number and age of children in families where the parents divorce.