Thursday, 11 March 2010

Scottish marriage rate in 2009 lowest since 1855

The number of marriages in Scotland in 2009 was the lowest since statutory registration commenced within the country in January 1855. Just 27,524 marriages were performed last year, down from 28,903 in 2008, though the number of divorces fell to 10,131, an expected fall as the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 reduced separation periods before divorce from May 2006.

For more on the story visit http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8561827.stm, whilst for the full statutory records stats for 2009 visit the General Register Office for Scotland pages at www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/publications-and-data/preliminary-return/2009-bmd-prelim-annual.html.

Chris

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