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Subject: Families

Key Publications

Statistical bulletin: Marriages in England and Wales (Provisional), 2011 26-Jun-2013
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
Recent estimates of the number of families by type, people in families by family type and children in families by type. Types of family include married couple families, cohabiting couple families and lone parent families. Tables on household size, household types and people in different household types are also provided. These include estimates of people living alone and multi-family households.
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

  • How Have Living Arrangements and Marital Status in England and Wales Changed Since 2001? 27-Mar-2014
    This story analyses 2011 Census data on marital status (legal partnership status including marriage and civil partnership) for adults (aged 16 and over) usually resident in England and Wales, noting key changes since 2001. Living arrangements of those resident in households are also analysed as an alternative to legal partnership status, including those cohabiting who are not in a legal partnership (living arrangements for those living in communal establishments are not recorded). Analyses are summarised at national and local authority levels. Comparisons are made with Scotland, Northern Ireland and other developed countries.
  • 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.
  • What does the 2011 Census tell us about concealed families living in multi-family households in England and Wales? 06-Feb-2014
    This analysis presents a summary of concealed families in England and Wales using 2011 Census data. A concealed family is one living in a multi-family household in addition to the primary family, such as a young couple living with parents. Each family is assigned a Family Reference Person (FRP). Where there is more than one FRP in the household, the Household Reference Person (HRP) is chosen from the FRPs based on economic activity and then age, and finally order on the census form. The HRP is normally therefore the oldest full-time worker in most households and identifies the primary family in the household. Analyses of concealed family types and change over time are reported at the national, regional and local levels.
  • Families and Households, 2013 31-Oct-2013
    Recent estimates of the number of families by type, people in families by family type and children in families by type. Types of family include married couple families, cohabiting couple families and lone parent families. Tables on household size, household types and people in different household types are also provided. These include estimates of people living alone and multi-family households.
  • Key Statistics and Quick Statistics for local authorities in the United Kingdom 11-Oct-2013
    This statistical bulletin presents key results for the UK population from the individual censuses of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The bulletin focuses on the topics of population, ethnicity, country of birth, health, housing and accommodation.
  • Civil Partnerships in the UK, 2012 08-Oct-2013
    Annual statistics on civil partnerships that were formed in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2012, 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 and the UK are provisional and all dissolution data are provisional.

Key Data

Reference table: 1. Marriage Summary Statistics 2011 (Provisional) (Excel sheet 216Kb) 26-Jun-2013
These tables provide provisional summary statistics on marriages which took place in England and Wales in 2011. 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
Recent estimates of the number of families by type, people in families by family type and children in families by type. Types of family include married couple families, cohabiting couple families and lone parent families. Tables on household size, household types and people in different household types are also provided. These include estimates of people living alone and multi-family households.
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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