Civil Partnerships in Northern Ireland, 2005-2015

Date published: 31 August 2016


Number of Civil Partnerships registered each year in Northern Ireland, 2005 to 2015.


The Civil Partnership Act came into force in December 2005, enabling same-sex couples to obtain legal recognition of their relationship.

This table details the number of civil partnerships registered in Northern Ireland each calendar year, from 2005 to 2015.

More detailed finalised statistics on civil partnerships in Northern Ireland, which include data by age of partners, place of civil partnership and geographical area are available from the Civil Partnerships and Civil Partnership Dissolutions Section of the Registrar General Annual Report.

Further provisional civil partnership statistics for the most recent year are available from the Registrar General Quarterly Reports.