How the majority of women in Britain are not married… and more than a third of people are single

Jul 14, 2017 by

by Steve Doughty, Mailonline:

Less than half of women in England and Wales are married – the first time the proportion has dropped so low.

Just 49.9 per cent of women over the age of 16 last year had tied the knot, officials figures show.

The Office for National Statistics said 51.9 per cent of men are married – with the difference explained by varying life expectancies, meaning women are more likely to be widowed.

The switch in the status of women follows years of decline in the popularity of marriage and increases in the age at which people wed.

The report also found two in three women under 30 are single and not living with a partner. Many are part of the ‘boomerang generation’ who live with their parents into adulthood, the report said. For men the figure was 77.4 per cent.

See also: The tragedy of the European family, by Ted Malloch, Breitbart


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