Annual statistics on formations and dissolutions of civil partnerships analysed by the sex, age, and previous marital status of the couples and the place of registration.

Publications

Data

  • Civil partnership formations

    Civil partnership formations which took place in England and Wales analysed by sex, age, previous marital status and area of occurrence.

  • Civil partnership dissolutions

    Civil partnership dissolutions which took place in England and Wales analysed by sex, age and previous marital status.

Methodology

  • Civil partnerships in England and Wales QMI

    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.

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
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest

Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.