Dissolutions and annulments of marriage by previous marital status, sex, age, fact proven and to whom granted.




  • Divorces in England and Wales QMI

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

  • User guide to divorce statistics

    Supporting information for divorce statistics in England and Wales. Figures are based on information recorded during the divorce process.

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.