The number of civil partnerships entered into in the UK in 2011 was 6,795, an increase of 6.4 per cent on the previous year.
Figures released by the Office for National Statistics today show the average age for men entering a civil partnership was 40 years, while the mean for women was 38.
The number of dissolutions was 672, almost exactly 10 percent of the total number of gay unions, but up 28.7 percent on 2010′s figure. Civil partnerships have been in effect since December 2005.
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