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    This dataset summarises live births registered in England and Wales by area of usual residence of the mother (assigned using the postcode of their usual residence). To look at all live births registered in England and Wales, select "Total live births in England and Wales" from the country geography.

    Selecting the country "England and Wales" or lower geographical levels excludes live births registered in England and Wales to mothers whose usual residence is outside of England and Wales. To view live births to mothers whose usual residence is outside England and Wales (residents of other UK countries or visitors from abroad who gave birth in England or Wales), select the country "Resident outside England and Wales".

    Figures by area of usual residence for 2015 and earlier years from NOMIS may differ very slightly to other published figures available on the ONS website. In NOMIS area of usual residence has been derived using the postcode and applying the National Statistics Postcode Lookup (NSPL) to assign higher level areas, following ONS current geography policy for producing National Statistics. Published birth figures on the ONS website for 2015 and earlier years were derived using the monthly ONS postcode file.

  • Divorce data2016 data released
  • Divorces of opposite sex couples, England and Wales2015 data released
  • MarriagesFigures for 2014 released; new same sex marriages dataset
  • Marriages of same sex couples first took place on 29th March 2014 therefore figures for 2014 represent a part-year only.

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