Marital status of people in England and Wales in 2018

This statistic shows the marital status of all people over 16 years old in England and Wales in 2018. In this year there were over 28 million single people, compared with 24 million people who were married.

Marital status of all people over 16 years old in England and Wales in 2018

Number of people
In civil partnership87,817
Widowed3,069,538
Divorced3,804,784
Married24,116,565
Single28,037,103
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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period

2018

Age group

16 years and older

Supplementary notes

The source defines the following:
Single: never married or civil partnered.
Married includes those in opposite and same sex marriages.
Divorced includes those who have legally dissolved their civil partnerships.
Widowed includes those who are a surviving civil partner.

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