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Marriage still (just) the norm

Published by Mark Tattersall in Marriage · 25/7/2017 13:58:41

The Office for National Statistics has recently released statistics that show that 51% of the population aged over 16 is married (about 0.2% of that represents marriages between same-sex couples, significantly more than half of whom are male).  The percentage of people who are "cohabiting – never married or civil-partnered" has increased from 6.8% in 2002 to 9.8% in 2016. This statistic probably reflects a long-standing trend for young people to live together before marriage.  Mark Tattersall, partner at Chivers Walsh Family Law

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