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Release: Civil Partnership Statistics, United Kingdom, 2011

Released: 31 July 2012 Next edition: 08 October 2013


Elizabeth McLaren

Vital Statistics Outputs Branch

Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444110

Categories: Population, Families, Marriages, Cohabitations, Civil Partnerships and Divorces, Civil Partnerships

Frequency of release: Annually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: England and Wales

Geographical breakdown: Local Authority and County

Presents data on civil partnerships formed and dissolved in the UK.

For information on data quality, legislation and procedures relating to civil partnership statistics, please see Civil Partnership Statistics Summary Quality Report (178.9 Kb Pdf) .

An article examining civil partnerships in England and Wales five years on (190.1 Kb Pdf) from its introduction was published in the September 2011 edition of Population Trends. This article examines civil partnerships and dissolutions between 2005 and 2010, and compares these figures to marriage and divorce figures over the same period. The article had an accompanying video podcast, using audio commentary and graphical animations to cover the key trends.

The Vital Statistics: Population and Health Reference Tables provide annual civil partnership data for the United Kingdom and its constituent countries.

For data for other UK countries please see the latest civil partnership statistics for Scotland and the latest civil partnership statistics for Northern Ireland.

We welcome feedback on the content, format and relevance of this release.

The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:

  • meet identified user needs;
  • are well explained and readily accessible;
  • are produced according to sound methods; and
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest.

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