150 Years of Marriage
in England & Wales
This visualisation shows a timeline of the number of marriages in England and Wales from 1870 to 2019. It highlights the decline in the number of people choosing to get married, a slight increase in the number of re-marriages, a larger proportion of civil ceremonies over religious ceremonies taking place, an increase in the average age in which men and women get married, and larger proportion of couples cohabiting prior to marriage.
Visualisation created by Sarah C Gall.
Published on 01 February 2023.