Number of civil partnerships fell between 2013 and 2014
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For specialist family lawyers it might be of interest to note that the Office for National Statistics has now provided figuresÂ for the number of civil partnerships in 2014. They show that whilst there were 5,646 civil partnerships in 2013, this fell to 1,683 in 2014, a fall of around 70%.Â On the other hand, the amount of civil partnership dissolutions rose 8.9% in the same period with 1,061 granted in 2014.
The report also looks at issues such as the how the mean age of civil partnerships changes (up for both men and women between 2013 and 2014) and the balance between men and women (a greater proportion being men in 2014). You can access the full reportÂ here.