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Release: Marriages in England and Wales (Provisional), 2012

Released: 11 June 2014 (Latest) Next edition: December 15 - January 16 (provisional date)


Elizabeth McLaren

Vital Statistics Outputs Branch

Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444110

Categories: Population, Families, Marriages, Cohabitations, Civil Partnerships and Divorces, Marriages

Frequency of release: Annually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: England and Wales

Geographical breakdown: Country

Presents provisional data on marriages taking place in England and Wales.

Marriages data before 2007 are available in the annual reference volume Marriage, Divorce and Adoption Statistics (Series FM2). The data years available include 1999 - 2007.

For information on data quality, legislation and procedures relating to marriage statistics, please see Marriages Metadata (420.6 Kb Pdf) and Quality and Methodology Information (214.1 Kb Pdf) .

The Vital Statistics: Population and Health Reference Tables provide annual marriage data for the United Kingdom and its constituent countries.

For data for other UK countries please see the latest marriage statistics for Scotland and the latest marriage statistics for Northern Ireland.

We welcome feedback on the content, format and relevance of this release.

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; and
  • 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.

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