The Office for National Statistics have released figures showing that 794 civil partnership dissolutions were granted in England and Wales during 2012. This is an increase of 20% since 2011. In total 7,037 civil partnerships were registered in the same year, with the average age of men at 40 years and the average age of women at 7.6 years.
It is expected that the general trend will start to reflect the general trends for divorce and marriages in the years to come.
Figures also showed that women are more likely to dissolve a civil partnership than men, which mirrors general divorce trends, with more women than men filing for divorce in England and Wales.