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Civil Partnerships

The Civil Partnership Act came into force in December 2005, enabling same-sex couples to obtain legal recognition of their relationship.
Tables below include historical data for the number of civil partnerships registered in Northern Ireland since 2005. More detailed finalised statistics from the Registrar General Annual Report for 2014 which includes data by age of partners, place of civil partnership and geographical area are also available.
Further provisional civil partnership statistics for more recent years are available from the Registrar General Quarterly Reports.

Civil Partnerships


Civil Partnerships, 2005 to 2014 (Excel)

Civil Partnerships by New 11 Local Government Districts, 2008 to 2014 (Excel)

Marriages, Divorces and Civil Partnerships Statistical Bulletin

Registrar General Annual Report 2014 - Section 9 Civil Partnerships (Excel files)



Civil partnerships, numbers, mean age and percentage by age at civil partnership, 2005 to 2014


Civil partnerships, percentages by marital status of persons marrying, 2005 to 2014


Key civil partnership statistics by quarter of registration, 2005 to 2014


Civil partnerships registered by area of celebration, 2014


Civil partnerships by age of partners at civil partnership, 2014


Civil partnerships by location, 2014

2014 Section 9 - Tables 9.1 to 9.6

Registrar General Annual Report 2013 Section 9 Civil Partnerships


2013 Section 9 - Tables 9.1 to 9.6 (Excel)

Registrar General Annual Report 2012 Section 9 Civil Partnerships


2012 Section 9 - Tables 9.1 to 9.6 (Excel)

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