Civil Unions dying off

The latest and civil union stats are out.

There were only 69 civil unions in the year to March 2015. Down from 124 the previous year and 358 the year prior to that. 40 of the civil unions were opposite sex couples and 29 same sex couples.

Marriages are increasing – 23,146 in the last year, up from 22,629 and 22,121. Thats a 2.3% increase in the last year.

Opposite-sex marriages are up 1.3%, and same-sex marriages up 34%.

Of the 23,146 marriages, 96.1% were for opposite sex couples, and 3.9% for same sex couples. There were a total of 982 same sex marriages in the last year.

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