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Seems like a self-solving problem

More divorces than weddings for first time

If everyone gets divorced then there are no marriages that can end in divorce, right?

Covid closures meant the lowest number of marriages since 1838

They do mean number as well, despite the rise in population:

There were 85,770 weddings in England and Wales, a record 61 per cent fall from the year before and the lowest number since 1838, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). There were 103,592 divorces.

The average age of marriage for opposite-sex couples rose by about a year for both sexes, to 35.3 for men and 33.2 for women. Marriage rates, which the ONS sees as a better indication of changing trends, fell to their lowest since 1862, with 7.4 per 1,000 unmarried men tying the knot and 7 per 1,000 unmarried women.

7 thoughts on “Seems like a self-solving problem”

  1. “with 7.4 per 1,000 unmarried men tying the knot”: as if the ONS knows how many unmarried men there are in the country.

  2. So 0.4% of unmarried men married other men then??

    Or was the 0.4% just Mahometans marrying their second wife?

  3. @ Boganboy
    The difference is down to the higher death rate among adult males, and particularly among divorced adult males, than adult females (the difference between mortality rates for dovorced and not-divorced females of the same age is not significant).

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