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Civil Partnerships in England and Wales: 2014

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  • Following the introduction of marriages of same sex couples in March 2014, the number of civil partnerships formed in England and Wales has fallen by 70% from 5,646 in 2013 to 1,683 in 2014
  • The mean age of men forming a civil partnership in England and Wales in 2014 was 43.6 years, while for women it was 42.3 years, increasing by 3 years for men and 4 years for women since 2013. This is the largest annual increase in the mean age at formation since civil partnerships were introduced in 2005
  • Over half (57%) of civil partnerships were between males in 2014; a change from 2013 when only 47% of partnerships were between males
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