Demographic Analysis Unit
Telephone: +44 (0)1329 447890
Frequency of release: Annually
Geographical coverage: England and Wales
Geographical breakdown: Country
The mid-year population estimates by legal marital status provide estimates of the population who are single, married, widowed and divorced. They refer to the usually resident population in England & Wales as a whole on 30 June of the reference year and are published by sex and single year of age. This product is the official set of population estimates by marital status for England & Wales, published annually.
The estimates are based on Census data, updated each year using the cohort component method with a combination of registration and survey data sources. Population estimates by marital status have a number of uses, both direct and indirect, informing policy decisions at a national level.
Marital Status Population Estimates - Mid-1991 to Mid-2001 (123.1 Kb ZIP)
Marital Status Population Estimates - Mid-1986 (80 Kb ZIP)
Marital Status Population Estimates - Mid-1971 to Mid-1981 (119.4 Kb ZIP)
These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.