Recently published statistics from the Office for National Statistics have given an interesting insight into marriage in England and Wales in 2012.
The provisional figures show that:
The figures also show that in 2012, 175,040 marriages in England and Wales were first marriages for both partners, which equates to 67% of all marriages. Remarriages for both parties accounted for 15% of all marriages in 2012.
The estimated percentage of marriages ending in divorce (assuming 2010 divorce and mortality rates throughout the duration of marriage) is 42%. Around half of these divorces are expected to occur in the first ten years of marriage.
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