Pregnancies in England and Wales by marital status 2004 to 2017

This statistic shows a distribution of conceptions in England and Wales from 2004 to 2017, by the marital status of the parents. The trend shows more babies being conceived outside of marriage, though the rates have remained relatively stable. In 2017, 57.7 percent of conceptions happened outside of marriage or civil partnership.

Distribution of conceptions in England and Wales from 2004 to 2017, by marital status of parents

Within marriage/civil partnershipOutside marriage/civil partnership
201741.3%58.7%
201642.2%57.8%
201542.7%57.3%
201442.7%57.3%
201342.8%57.2%
2012 42.8%57.2%
2011 42.7%57.3%
2010 42.9%57.1%
2009 42.9%57.1%
2008 43.3%56.7%
2007 43.7%56.3%
2006 44.1%55.9%
2005 44.8%55.2%
2004 45.1%54.9%
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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period

2004 to 2017

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