Marriages and civil unions for people residing in the Taupō District, New Zealand

1991–2019

Definitions

Marriage (registered): Before 19 August 2013 a marriage involved the act, ceremony, or process by which the legal relationship of husband and wife was constituted. From 19 August 2013 a marriage involves the act, ceremony, or process by which the legal relationship of two people, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity, is constituted. In New Zealand, marriage may be solemnised either by a celebrant or before a registrar of marriages. A licence must be obtained from a registrar before a marriage by a celebrant can be solemnised, and notice must be given by one of the parties to a registrar.

Civil Union (registered): The act, ceremony or process by which the legal relationship of two people is constituted. A civil union may be entered into by couples of the same sex or by couples of different sexes. In New Zealand, a civil union may be solemnised either by a civil union celebrant or before a registrar of civil unions. A licence must be obtained from a registrar before a civil union can be solemnised, and notice must be given by one of the parties to a registrar.

The geographic area is where partner 2 lives. Partner 2 is the person whose details appear in the right had column of the ‘Notice of Intended Marriage’ form (the marriage license application). For most couple (more than 80%) both partners give the same address.

Data calculation/treatment

Data refers to marriages and civil unions registered in New Zealand where partner two is resident in New Zealand (by date of marriage before 1999 and date of registration from 1999 onwards).

For more information

http://datainfoplus.stats.govt.nz/Item/nz.govt.stats/d6a624f0-82b4-4257-ae27-bbc6948657a5#
http://datainfoplus.stats.govt.nz/Item/nz.govt.stats/b3045dd9-ab14-4d67-b079-ab3b67b761d2#

Exclusions

Marriages and civil unions registered in New Zealand where partner two is an overseas resident.

Data provided by

Stats NZ

Dataset name

Marriages, Civil Unions, and Divorces: Marriages and civil unions by city/district council 2019

Webpage:

http://archive.stats.govt.nz/infoshare/

How to find the data

At URL provided, select "Population > Marriages, Civil Unions, and Divorces - VSM > Marriages and civil unions by city/district council (Annual-Dec)". All variables were selected to create this dataset.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Marriages, Civil Unions, and Divorces: Marriages and civil unions by city/district council 2019

From the dataset Marriages, Civil Unions, and Divorces: Marriages and civil unions by city/district council 2019, this data was extracted:

  • Rows: 3-31
  • Columns: 2-76
  • Provided: 2,175 data points

This data forms the table Marriage and Civil Union - Marriages and civil unions by territorial authority 1991–2019.

Dataset originally released on:

May 05, 2020

Method of collection/Data provider

Stats NZ receive a monthly electronic file of registered marriages and civil unions from Births, Deaths, and Marriages. Stats NZ are responsible for processing and publishing statistics derived from the marriage and civil union registrations.