More women than men having civil partnerships

For the first time, more women than men are having civil partnerships in the UK. Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that 49 per cent of last year’s ceremonies were held by men reversing the 2009 figures when men held 51 per cent of all civil partnerships.

In 2010 6,385 were held, a 1.7 per cent rise from 2009.

The average age to have a civil partnership is 40 for men and 39 for women and the most popular places to have the ceremonies are Brighton and London.

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