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Staff 2023/24 - Marital Status

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Staff 2023/24

Fields required from institutions in All fields

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?


Valid entry code 98 – staff member doesn’t want to declare the information.

Valid entry code 99 – the provider is not able to get this data in order to send it to HESA.

Advance HE has a number of resources relating to gathering information across the protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010. If a provider has any further queries regarding equality monitoring, please view

Quality rules
Quality rules to follow
Part of
Field length2
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: MARSTAT

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