Vital statistics in the UK: births, deaths and marriages
About this Dataset
Annual UK and constituent country figures for births, deaths, marriages, divorces, civil partnerships and civil partnership dissolutions.
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Main points from latest release
In 2021, there were 694,685 live births in the UK, an increase of 1.9% from 681,560 in 2020.
There were 666,659 deaths registered in the UK in 2021, a decrease of 3.3% from 689,629 in 2020.
There was a drop of 6.4% in the number of marriages of opposite-sex couples in the UK in 2019; the total of 245,472 was the lowest recorded since 1888.
In 2019, the latest year for which figures are available, there was a decrease in same-sex marriages in England and Wales; with the 2.8% drop to 6,728 leading to the lowest figure since 2015.
In 2021, same-sex civil partnerships in the UK increased by 30.0% from 2020; the figure of 1,136 was similar to the number of formations before 2020.
There were 6,131 opposite-sex civil partnerships formed in 2021; this is the first year full UK figures have been produced.
In 2021, there was a 9.3% increase in the number of opposite-sex divorces in England and Wales; the figure of 111,934 was the highest recorded since 2013.
Divorces of same-sex couples in England and Wales increased by 36.1% in 2021, to 3,142; this comes after a 40.4% increase in 2020 compared with 2019.
The number of dissolutions of same-sex civil partnerships, in England and Wales, during 2021 increased by 1.3%, to 680.
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Anne Baker, Jon Darke, Rebecca Holley and Alex Howland
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