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|Marital and civil partnership status by sex by age|
|Age (T017B), Marital and civil partnership status (T007A), Sex (T003A), 2011 Census Merged Ward Hierarchy, 2011 Statistical Geography Hierarchy|
| All usual residents aged 16 and over |
Pob preswylydd arferol 16 oed a throsodd
| England and Wales |
| Middle Layer Super Output Area |
Census Merged Ward / Metropolitan District / Unitary Authority / London Borough / Non-metropolitan District
Non-metropolitan District / Metropolitan District / London Borough / Region
County / Inner and Outer London / Metropolitan County / Unitary Authority / Country
Region / England and Wales
England and Wales
This dataset provides 2011 Census estimates that classify usual residents aged 16 and over in England and Wales by marital and civil partnership status, by sex and by age. The estimates are as at census day, 27 March 2011.
This information helps us to understand changing patterns of marriage, cohabitation and partnerships within households. Information about trends in marriage, separation and divorce is used for planning and resource allocation for housing and services. Together with information on relationships and housing, it helps assess levels of overcrowding.
Since December 2005 same-sex couples in the UK have been able to form civil partnerships, a legal status that gives rights and responsibilities similar to that of marriage.