Civil Partnerships in England and Wales

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Civil Partnerships in England and Wales 2016

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9781787321144
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Publication Date
29 September 2017
Edition
2016
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Extent
64 pages
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A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Formations and dissolutions of civil partnerships analysed by the sex, age, and previous marital status of the couples and the place of registration.

Main points
  • There were 890 civil partnerships formed in England and Wales in 2016, an increase of 3.4% compared with 2015; this is the first annual increase since the introduction of marriages of same-sex couples was announced in 2013.
  • More than two-thirds (68%) of all civil partnerships formed in 2016 were between men, the highest proportion since their introduction in 2005.
  • Almost half (49%) of those entering a civil partnership in 2016 were aged 50 or above; this compares with 19% in 2013, prior to the introduction of marriages of same-sex couples.
  • In 2016, for the second consecutive year, the average age of women forming a civil partnership (49.9 years) was higher than for men (48.6 years).
  • London continued to be the most popular region for the formation of civil partnerships; 38% of all formations in England and Wales in 2016 occurred in London.
  • There were 1,313 civil partnership dissolutions granted in England and Wales in 2016, of these 60% were to female couples.
 


Civil Partnerships in England and Wales 2015

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ISBN
9781785849497
Author
Office for National Statistics (ONS)
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Publication Date
19 September 2016
Edition
2015
Format
Paperback
Extent
62 pages
Dimensions
A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Civil partnership statistics present data on civil partnership formations and dissolutions which took place in England and Wales. The statistics are produced by sex, country of formation, area of formation, age at formation, previous partnership status and age at dissolution.

Main points
  • There were 861 civil partnerships formed in England and Wales in 2015, a fall of 49% from 1,683 in 2014.
  • Civil partnership formations have declined by 85% since 2013; this results from the introduction of marriages of same sex couples in March 2014.
  • Two-thirds (66%) of civil partnerships formed in 2015 were between men the highest proportion since civil partnership formations were introduced in 2005.
  • Nearly half (48%) of all civil partners forming a partnership in 2015 were aged 50 and over; this compares with 19% in 2013 prior to the introduction of marriages of same sex couples.
  • The mean age at formation for civil partners has risen to 48.5 years for men and 49.1 for women, compared with 40.8 years for men and 37.9 for women in 2013.
  • There were 1,211 civil partnership dissolutions granted in 2015, a 14% increase compared with 2014.
  • By the end of 2015, 6.8% of male and 11.7% of female civil partnerships in England and Wales are estimated to have ended in dissolution.
 


Civil Partnerships in England and Wales 2014

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9781785840678
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Office for National Statistics (ONS)
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Publication Date
23 October 2015
Edition
2014
Format
Paperback
Extent
55 pages
Dimensions
A4 (210 x 297 mm)

This bulletin presents annual statistics on civil partnerships that were formed and dissolved in England and Wales in 2014.

Main points
  • Following the introduction of marriages of same sex couples in March 2014, the number of civil partnerships formed in England and Wales has fallen by 70% from 5,646 in 2013 to 1,683 in 2014.
  • The mean age of men forming a civil partnership in England and Wales in 2014 was 43.6 years, while for women it was 42.3 years, increasing by 3 years for men and 4 years for women since 2013. This is the largest annual increase in the mean age at formation since civil partnerships were introduced in 2005.
  • Over half (57%) of civil partnerships were between males in 2014; a change from 2013 when only 47% of partnerships were between males.
  • The number of civil partnership dissolutions granted in 2014 was 1,061, an increase of 8.9% since 2013.
 



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