Unfulfilled aspirations: half of teens will never marry

Our analysis of new Office for National Statistics data suggests that only a little over half of all today’s teenagers will get married, in spite of multiple survey evidence showing that the vast majority of teens want to get married at some stage.


Here you can download the Research Briefing Paper as a PDF and the Press Release where it is available.

Media Links

The Telegraph, February 28, 2018 

By Olivia Rudgard: Re-marriage on the rise as over-50s buck the decline

Daily Mail, March 1, 2018

By Steve Doughty: Rise of the older bride: average age of women walking down the aisle is now over 35

Express, March 1, 2018

By Sarah O’Grady: Marriages at record low

Daily Express, March 1, 2018

By Sarah O’Grady: Number of marriages at all time low

Western Morning News, March 1, 2018

By Hayden Smith: Marriages fall further out of favour to hit record low

Press Association Newswire, March 1, 2018

By Hayden Smith: Marriage rates for opposite-sex couples dip to lowest level since records began

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