Following the success of the English Wedding Infographic we released earlier this year, here at The Wedding Secret we've decided to take a closer look at statistics from our local area, next up, the South West!
The largest of nine official English regions, amongst others, the South West spans Gloucestershire, Somerset, Cornwall and Devon, and contents four world heritage sites! This part of the country is famed for its historic towns, rolling countryside, and areas of natural beauty - no wonder it's a popular spot for weddings!
(Data has been gathered from the office of national statistics)
In the last statistical year, there were 27,923 marriages in the South West of England.
On average, there are 4.3 marriages per 1000 people in England, in the South West, this figure jumps to 5.3.
This makes The South West the most popular region to marry in England, with 21% more weddings than average.
The most popular place to marry in the South West is Bath & North East Somerset, with 7.07 marriages per thousand inhabitants (compared to the English average of 4.3). The least popular area is Swindon.
This is most likely down to Bath's stunning architecture and large selection of beautiful wedding venues.
South West England conducts 2% less civil ceremonies then the English Average, suggesting that this area of the country is slightly more religious.
The South West has a 2.4% higher population of married couples living in the area, and 3.5% less single people.
The South West's lower than average single population can be explained by the fact that this area is home to less young people than the average English region. The South West has a higher than average percentage of people aged 47+, which explains the raised percentage of married couples!
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