Marital status of all people over 16 years old in England and Wales in 2017

Marital status of people in England and Wales in 2017 This statistic shows the marital status of all people over 16 years old in England and Wales in 2017. The largest group is that of people who have never married, followed by married people at just over 24 million people. The smallest group is 'in civil partnership' at 88 thousand.
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Number of people
Single27,434,576
Married24,063,468
Divorced3,769,205
Widowed3,025,402
In civil partnership88,566
Number of people
Single27,434,576
Married24,063,468
Divorced3,769,205
Widowed3,025,402
In civil partnership88,566
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This statistic shows the marital status of all people over 16 years old in England and Wales in 2017. The largest group is that of people who have never married, followed by married people at just over 24 million people. The smallest group is 'in civil partnership' at 88 thousand.
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Release date
July 2017
Region
England, Wales
Survey time period
2017
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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