Number of marriages that took place in England and Wales analysed by age, sex, previous marital status and civil or religious ceremony.



  • Marriages in England and Wales

    Number of marriages that took place annually in England and Wales by age, sex, area, previous partnership status, cohabitation, civil or religious ceremony, day and month of wedding, and marriage rates.


  • Marriages in England and Wales QMI

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

  • User guide to marriage statistics

    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.

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.