These data were obtained from the 2001 Census, Key Statistics. The table provides information in numbers and percentages on population by Marital Status.
The concept of marital status applies to the conjugal arrangements of a person. It includes persons who are living together as husband and wife, regardless of whether they are legally married or in a common-law relationship. The statement living together implies that both persons in the relationship live in the same household. In the majority of cases this is true, but also included are couples who are temporarily separated for work-related reasons or couples temporarily separated because one is institutionalised for a short term.
The confidentiality of personal Census information is paramount, and disclosure protection measures are used to prevent the inadvertent disclosure of information about identifiable individuals. When releasing the 2001 Census data ONS used incorrect ward boundaries for Wolverton and Stony Stratford wards. Figures for these two wards have been adjusted by MKC to reflect the correct boundaries.
Authoring Entity: Office of National Statistics (ONS)
Producer: Milton Keynes Council
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Date of Production: 2004-08-04