Methodology related to marriage, cohabitation and civil partnerships

  • User guide to marriage statistics

    Methodology | Released on 19 May 2022

    Supporting information on the data used in our published marriage tables, which provide statistics on marriages that took place in England and Wales during the latest available data year.

    Keywords: marriages, ceremony type, same-sex, opposite-sex, marital status

  • Marriages in England and Wales QMI

    Methodology | Released on 19 May 2022

    Quality and methodology information for marriage statistics, detailing the strengths and limitations of the data, methods used and data uses and users.

    Keywords: marriages, same-sex, opposite-sex, marital status, ceremony type

  • Civil partnerships in England and Wales QMI

    Methodology | Released on 13 December 2021

    Quality and Methodology Information for civil partnership formation and dissolution statistics, detailing the strengths and limitations of the data, methods used and data uses and users.

    Keywords: same sex, civil partnerships, formations, dissolutions

  • Civil Partnerships in England and Wales QMI

    Quality and methodology information | Revised on 8 September 2016