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Vital Events Reference Tables 2009

Vital Events Reference Tables 2009

Section 8: Divorces, Civil Partnerships and Dissolutions of Civil Partnerships

Please note that Scottish Government (SG) Justice Analytical Services has become the main publisher of statistics on Divorces, and Dissolutions of Civil Partnerships, in Scotland, with effect from the figures for April 2009 onwards. Therefore, National Records of Scotland (NRS) is publishing far fewer statistics on Divorces and Dissolutions for 2009 onwards than for previous years. More detailed statistics on Divorces and Dissolutions will become available from the SG Crime and Justice Statistics website.
Note: there may be slight differences between the figures for some years that are published by SG and by NRS, for reasons given in a note on the Coverage of the Divorce Statistics, which is available via the Divorces and Dissolutions - Background Information page.

The Civil Partnership Act 2004, which applies throughout the UK, came into force on 5 December 2005. The Act enables same-sex couples aged 16 and over to obtain legal recognition of their relationship. Figures quoted in these tables cover all civil partnerships which were registered as having taken place in Scotland, regardless of the usual residence of the people involved.

The data presented on divorces and dissolutions of civil partnerships relate to the date on which the decrees were granted.

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Table 8.1

Divorces, by sex, age at divorce and duration of marriage, Scotland, 2009
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Table 8.2

Civil Partnerships, by sex, Scotland, 2005 to 2009
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Table 8.3

Civil Partnerships, sex and age groups in combination of younger partner and older partner, 2009
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Table 8.4

Dissolutions of Civil Partnerships, by sex, Scotland, 2006 to 2009
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