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2013 Census tables about a place:
Wellington Region

2018 Census place summaries has the latest information
Relationship status

Legally registered relationship status

2013 Census

Legally registered relationship status of people in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Legally registered relationship status Wellington Region New Zealand
Never married(1) 135,882 1,068,495
Married (not separated) 157,218 1,469,814
Separated(2) 11,184 106,248
Divorced or dissolved(3) 25,992 240,888
Widowed(4) 17,754 171,312
Total people stated 348,030 3,056,763
Not elsewhere included(5) 31,278 319,656
Total people 379,311 3,376,416

1. Includes people never in a civil union.
2. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
3. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
4. Includes surviving civil union partners.
5. Consists of response unidentifiable, not stated, and joined in a civil union (not separated).
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Legally registered relationship status of Māori in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Legally registered relationship status Wellington Region New Zealand
Never married(1) 21,837 204,042
Married (not separated) 9,723 101,961
Separated(2) 1,536 17,550
Divorced or dissolved(3) 2,295 23,703
Widowed(4) 1,152 14,778
Total people stated 36,543 362,031
Not elsewhere included(5) 2,802 34,254
Total people 39,345 396,285

1. Includes people never in a civil union.
2. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.  
3. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
4. Includes surviving civil union partners.
5. Consists of response unidentifiable, not stated, and joined in a civil union (not separated).
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Legally registered relationship status of people in Wellington Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Legally registered relationship status(1)(2) 2001 2006 2013
Never married(3) 112,584 126,246 135,882
Married (not separated) 148,011 151,884 157,218
Separated(4) 11,817 11,823 11,184
Divorced or dissolved(5) 21,129 24,738 25,992
Widowed(6) 18,645 18,360 17,754
Total people stated 312,186 333,048 348,030
Not elsewhere included(7) 18,789 23,463 31,278
Total people 330,975 356,508 379,311

1. Previously legal marital status.
2. Information on civil unions was first collected in the 2006 Census
3. Includes people never in a civil union.
4. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
5. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
6. In 2006, this category was widowed or bereaved civil union partner. Includes surviving civil union partners.
7. In 2001, consisted of response unidentifiable and not stated. In 2006 and 2013, consisted of response unidentifiable, not stated, and joined in a civil union (not separated).
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Legally registered relationship status of Māori in Wellington Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Legally registered relationship status(1)(2) 2001 2006 2013
Never married(3) 17,343 19,539 21,837
Married (not separated) 8,844 8,997 9,723
Separated(4) 1,602 1,737 1,536
Divorced or dissolved(5) 1,815 2,220 2,295
Widowed(6) 930 1,068 1,152
Total people stated 30,534 33,564 36,543
Not elsewhere included(7) 1,959 2,832 2,802
Total people 32,490 36,396 39,345

1. Previously legal marital status.
2. Information on civil unions was first collected in the 2006 Census.
3. Includes people never in a civil union.
4. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
5. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
6. In 2006, this category was widowed or bereaved civil union partner. Includes surviving civil union partners.
7. In 2001, consisted of response unidentifiable and not stated. In 2006 and 2013, consisted of response unidentifiable, not stated, and joined in a civil union (not separated).
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Partnership status in current relationship

2013 Census

Partnership status in current relationship of people in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Partnership status Wellington Region New Zealand
Partnered    
Spouse(1) 153,420 1,430,379
De facto partner(2) 51,540 409,380
Partnered, nfd(3) 6,306 60,879
Total partnered 211,269 1,900,638
Non-partnered    
Never married(4) 94,365 752,868
Separated (marriage or civil union)(5) 8,403 79,698
Divorced or dissolved(6) 16,584 153,120
Widowed(7) 15,558 147,594
Non-partnered, nfd 10,347 104,856
Total non-partnered 145,257 1,238,133
Total people stated 356,526 3,138,771
Not stated 22,785 237,645
Total people 379,311 3,376,416

1. Applies only to married people, not those in civil unions.
2. A person who usually resides with another as a couple in a relationship in the nature of marriage or civil union and who is not married to, or in a civil union with, the other person. This was known as partnered – other partnership in previous censuses.
3. Consists of partnered, not further defined, and civil union partner.
4. Includes people never in a civil union.
5. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
6. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
7. Includes surviving civil union partners.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
nfd = not further defined.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Partnership status in current relationship of Māori in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Partnership status Wellington Region New Zealand
Partnered    
Spouse(1) 9,396 97,734
De facto partner(2) 7,509 71,475
Partnered, nfd(3) 699 8,418
Total partnered 17,607 177,627
Non-partnered    
Never married(4) 14,964 138,759
Separated (marriage or civil union)(5) 1,155 13,248
Divorced or dissolved(6) 1,482 15,342
Widowed(7) 990 12,252
Non-partnered, nfd 1,896 22,473
Total non-partnered 20,493 202,077
Total people stated 38,100 379,701
Not stated 1,245 16,584
Total people 39,345 396,285

1. Applies only to married people, not those in civil unions.
2. A person who usually resides with another as a couple in a relationship in the nature of marriage or civil union and who is not married to, or in a civil union with, the other person. This was known as partnered – other partnership in previous censuses.
3. Consists of partnered, not further defined, and civil union partner.
4. Includes people never in a civil union.
5. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
6. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
7. Includes surviving civil union partners.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
nfd = not further defined.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Partnership status in current relationship of people in Wellington Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Partnership status(1)(2) 2001 2006 2013
Partnered      
Spouse(3) 144,894 148,776 153,420
De facto partner(4) 38,457 47,586 51,540
Partnered, nfd(5) 3,372 4,770 6,306
Total partnered 186,723 201,129 211,269
Non-partnered      
Never married(6) 81,585 87,924 94,365
Separated (marriage or civil union)(7) 8,715 8,739 8,403
Divorced or dissolved(8) 13,365 15,324 16,584
Widowed(9) 16,044 15,987 15,558
Non-partnered, nfd 6,882 8,625 10,347
Total non-partnered 126,591 136,605 145,257
Total people stated 313,317 337,734 356,526
Not stated 17,658 18,777 22,785
Total people 330,975 356,511 379,311

1. Previously social marital status.
2. Information on civil unions was first collected in the 2006 Census.
3. Applies only to married people, not those in civil unions.
4. A person who usually resides with another as a couple in a relationship in the nature of marriage or civil union and who is not married to, or in a civil union with, the other person. This was known as partnered – other partnership in previous censuses.
5. Consists of partnered, not further defined, and civil union partner.
6. Includes people never in a civil union.
7. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
8. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
9. Includes surviving civil union partners.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
nfd = not further defined.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


 

Partnership status in current relationship of Māori in Wellington Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Partnership status(1)(2) 2001 2006 2013
Partnered      
Spouse(3) 8,484 8,712 9,396
De facto partner(4) 6,060 7,128 7,509
Partnered, nfd(5) 420 732 699
Total partnered 14,964 16,572 17,607
Non-partnered      
Never married(6) 11,646 12,942 14,964
Separated (marriage or civil union)(7) 1,161 1,287 1,155
Divorced or dissolved(8) 1,119 1,323 1,482
Widowed(9) 720 837 990
Non-partnered, nfd 1,383 1,629 1,896
Total non-partnered 16,029 18,018 20,493
Total people stated 30,996 34,590 38,100
Not stated 1,497 1,806 1,245
Total people 32,490 36,396 39,345

1. Previously social marital status.
2. Information on civil unions was first collected in the 2006 Census.
3. Applies only to married people, not those in civil unions.
4. A person who usually resides with another as a couple in a relationship in the nature of marriage or civil union and who is not married to, or in a civil union with, the other person. This was known as partnered – other partnership in previous censuses.
5. Consists of partnered, not further defined, and civil union partner.
6. Includes people never in a civil union.
7. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
8. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
9. Includes surviving civil union partners.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
nfd = not further defined.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.

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