Sexual orientation and civil partnerships
The 2011 Census is the first census to provide us with
information about civil partnerships. 2011 Census data
for Kent and Kent local authorities is available in the Excel table
2011 Census: Kent population by marital and civil partnership
status - (Excel, 91k)
Further detail from the 2011 Census on civil partnerships, for
example people in a civil partnership by age, will be released
throughout 2013. Further detail is available within the 2011 Census release timetable.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) publish statistics on
the number of civil partnerships that have been formed.
The number of partnerships that have been formed annually in
Kent since 21 December 2005 (the first day a couple could form a
civil partnership in England and Wales) is presented in
Civil Partnerships formed in Kent between 2006 and 2011 (PDF,
Important note on the data:
The figures are an annual count of civil partnerships that have
been formed within the county of Kent. They may or may not be
civil partnerships formed by Kent residents. The figures
cannot be combined to provide a cumulative count of civil partners
in Kent as no account has been taken of dissolutions.
Statistics are only available for Kent as a whole.