Numbers of marriages that took place in England and Wales analysed by a range of characteristics including age, sex, previous marital status and ceremony type (civil or religious).

Publications

  • Marriages in England and Wales: 2014

    Numbers of marriages that took place in England and Wales analysed by a range of characteristics including age, sex, previous marital status and ceremony type (civil or religious).

Data

  • Marriages in England and Wales

    Numbers of marriages that took place in England and Wales analysed by a range of characteristics including age, sex, previous marital status and ceremony type (civil or religious).

Methodology

  • 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.

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

Pre-release access list for Marriages in England and Wales: 2014

The phrase 'Pre-release Access' refers to the practice whereby official statistics in their final form, and any accompanying written commentary, are made available to an eligible person in advance of their publication. The rules and principles which govern pre-release access are featured within the Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Order 2008.

Besides ONS staff, the following persons are given pre-release access by the period indicated before release.

Access granted to Organisation Period
Minister for Women and Equalities Department for Education 21 hrs
Private Secretary to Minister for Women and Equality Department for Education 21 hrs
Analyst - Principal Research Officer Department for Education 21 hrs
Analyst – Senior Research Officer Department for Education 21 hrs
Senior Policy Adviser – LGB&T Policy Department for Education 21 hrs
Press Officer Department for Education 21 hrs
Special Advisor to the Secretary of State Department for Education 21 hrs