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PREVIOUS MARITAL STATUS
Marriages in which neither party had previously been married made up 69.8% (82,847) of all marriages in 2008, while a further 16.8% (19,969) were first marriages for one partner. The remaining 13.4% of marriages (15,940) were remarriages for both partners.
Since 1989, the number of widows/widowers remarrying has been steadily decreasing while marriages of people who were previously divorced has remained relatively stable for the last few years.