5 facts about living arrangements and marital status in England and Wales
27-Mar-2014What does the 2011 Census tell us about changes to living arrangements and marital status?
13 facts about divorce
06-Feb-2014Find out about marriages that ended in divorce in England and Wales in 2012
Divorces in England and Wales infographic
06-Feb-2014Infographic showing the number of divorces in England and Wales in 2012 and the changes over time
What Does the 2011 Census Tell Us About Older People? Full infographic
06-Sep-2013This infographic looks at older people and how they were living in England and Wales using 2011 Census data.
Older people divorcing infographic
06-Aug-2013Trends 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
Divorces in England and Wales, 2012
06-Feb-2014Tables 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-2012Dissolutions 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-2011Divorce 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.
Divorces in England and Wales, 2009 (Pdf 187Kb)
17-Feb-2011Divorces 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.
Vital Statistics: Population and Health Reference Tables (February 2014 Update): Annual Time Series Data (Excel sheet 470Kb)
25-Feb-2014Annual and quarterly data for a selection of key statistics under the following themes: population, demography and health.
1. Divorces in England and Wales, 2012: Number of Divorces, Age at Divorce and Marital Status before Marriage (Excel sheet 286Kb)
06-Feb-2014Divorce statistics by age at divorce and marital status before marriage are provided in these tables.
2. Divorces in England and Wales, 2012: Age at Marriage, Duration of Marriage and Cohort Analyses (Excel sheet 486Kb)
06-Feb-2014Divorce statistics by age at marriage and duration of marriage are provided in these tables. 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, 2012: Children of Divorced Couples (Excel sheet 111Kb)
06-Feb-2014Divorce statistics on the number and age of children in families where the parents divorce are provided in these tables.
Vital Statistics: Population and Health Reference Tables (November 2013 Update): Annual Time Series Data (Excel sheet 448Kb)
26-Nov-2013These tables provide annual and quarterly data for a selection of key statistics under the following themes: population, demography and health.
2011 Census: KS103UK Marital and civil partnership status, local authorities in the United Kingdom (Excel sheet 220Kb)
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.