Marital status of all people over 16 years old in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2011

Marital status of the United Kingdom population in 2011 This statistic shows the marital status of all people over 16 years old in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2011. The largest group is that of married people, followed by 'single' with some 6.1 million people less. The smallest group is 'in civil partnership' at 113,335.
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Number of people
Married23,859,031
Single (never married)17,797,160
Divorced/ formerly in CP4,537,108
Widowed/ surviving partner3,607,011
Seperated1,393,747
In civil partnership (CP)113,335
Number of people
Married23,859,031
Single (never married)17,797,160
Divorced/ formerly in CP4,537,108
Widowed/ surviving partner3,607,011
Seperated1,393,747
In civil partnership (CP)113,335
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This statistic shows the marital status of all people over 16 years old in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2011. The largest group is that of married people, followed by 'single' with some 6.1 million people less. The smallest group is 'in civil partnership' at 113,335.
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Release date
October 2013
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
2011
Age group
16 years and older
Supplementary notes
Single: never married or never registered a same-sex civil partnership
Separated: Separated but still legally married or still legally in a same-sex civil partnership
Divorced: Divorced or formerly in a same-sex civil partnership which is now legally dissolved
Widowed: Widowed or surviving partner from a same-sex civil partnership
In civil partnership (CP): In a registered same-sex civil partnership

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