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Subject: Families

Key Publications

Statistical bulletin: Marriages in England and Wales (Provisional), 2012 11-Jun-2014
Annual data on marriages in England and Wales. Marriages abroad not included. Non-residents are included. Derived as part of civil registration.
Statistical bulletin: 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.
Statistical bulletin: Families and Households, 2013 31-Oct-2013
Shows families and children by family type including married couples, cohabiting couples and lone parents. Also shows household size and people living alone.
Statistical bulletin: Civil Partnerships in the UK, 2011 31-Jul-2012
Annual statistics on civil partnerships that were formed in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2011, as well as those which were dissolved. Civil partnership statistics are analysed by sex, age, previous marital status and area of occurrence. Figures on formations for Northern Ireland, Scotland and the UK are provisional and all dissolution data are provisional.

Latest Summaries

Latest Publications

  • Dependent Children Usually Resident in England and Wales with a Parental Second Address, 2011 25-Jul-2014
    Dependent children who shared their time between two different parental second address were analysed for the usually resident population in England and Wales using 2011 Census data. Variations in location were mapped and analysed, including second addresses within the same LA, Elsewhere in England and Wales, elsewhere in the UK and outside the UK. Analyses by age group of dependent children was included.
  • Urban Audit - Comparing United Kingdom and European towns and cities, 2010-12 23-Jul-2014
    Urban Audit is a European Commission sponsored project to provide comparable data on urban areas. Urban Audit, 2010- 2012, includes 185 main variables for the UK and further derived figures based on these. More than 800 towns and cities are covered across the EU28, (plus Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey), 163 of which are in the UK. This article sets out to provide an overview of key variables linked to urban policy themes that are relevant to EU, national and local government.
  • 2011 Census Analysis: How do Living Arrangements, Family Type and Family Size Vary in England and Wales? 24-Jun-2014
    An analysis of distributions of family types (married couples, cohabiting couples and lone parents with/without dependent children) within England and Wales and the interaction with family size (number of dependent children). Variations in family size and type by country of birth are also highlighted.
  • Marriages in England and Wales (Provisional), 2012 11-Jun-2014
    Annual data on marriages in England and Wales. Marriages abroad not included. Non-residents are included. Derived as part of civil registration.
  • Households and Household Composition in England and Wales, 2001-11 29-May-2014
    Analyses households and usual residents living in households in England and Wales in 2011 using the published census data on households and population. Summarises household space, household size, housing tenure, usual residents and children living in households at national and local levels.
  • Stepfamilies in 2011 08-May-2014
    Presents estimates of the number of stepfamilies and children in stepfamilies. This includes trends over time, differences between married and cohabiting couple stepfamilies, geographic patterns and information about family size.

Key Data

Reference table: 1. Marriage Summary Statistics 2012 (Provisional) (Excel sheet 192Kb) 11-Jun-2014
Provisional summary statistics on marriages which took place in England and Wales in 2012. Some historic data are also provided for comparison.
Reference table: 1. Divorces in England and Wales, 2012: Number of Divorces, Age at Divorce and Marital Status before Marriage (Excel sheet 286Kb) 06-Feb-2014
Divorce statistics by age at divorce and marital status before marriage are provided in these tables.
Reference table: Families and Households, 2012 (Excel sheet 413Kb) 01-Nov-2012
Shows families and children by family type including married couples, cohabiting couples and lone parents. Also shows household size and people living alone.
Reference table: Civil Partnership Formations, 2011 (Excel sheet 315Kb) 31-Jul-2012
Civil partnership formations in the UK and its constituent countries. Civil partnership statistics are analysed by sex, age, previous marital status and area of occurrence. Figures on formations for Northern Ireland, Scotland and the UK are provisional.
Reference table: Civil Partnership Dissolutions, 2011 (Excel sheet 168Kb) 31-Jul-2012
Civil partnership dissolutions in the UK and its constituent countries. Civil partnership statistics are analysed by sex, age and previous marital status. All 2011 dissolution data are provisional.

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