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Staff 2022/23 - Marital Status

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Staff 2022/23

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Marital Status

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valid entries
Short nameMARSTAT

This field records the marital status of the member of staff.

Applicable toWales

Mandatory for providers in Wales.

Valid entries and labels
10Never married and never registered in a civil partnership
11Married or in a registered civil partnership
12Separated (but still legally married or in a civil partnership)
13Divorced or formerly in a civil partnership which is now legally dissolved
14Widowed or a surviving partner from a registered civil partnership
15Co-habiting, with or without a legal contract
98Prefer not to say
99Not available

Guidance question: What is your legal marital or registered civil partnership status?


Prefer not to say – staff member doesn’t want to declare the information.

Not available – the provider is not able to get this data in order to send it to HESA.

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Part of
Field length2
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: MARSTAT
Date modified2023-05-11
Change management notesCoverage has been updated to exclude providers in England from the requirement to return this field, and valid entry 15 (Co-habiting) has been re-labelled to 'Co-habiting, with or without a legal contract'.

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