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Number of religious and civil marriage ceremonies, 1849-2017

The number of civil marriages has remained relatively stable over the last forty years, as the number of
religious marriages has fallen from over 25,000 a year to fewer than 8,000 a year. If the current rate of decline were to continue, religious marriages would be consigned to history before the end of the next decade.

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