The following areas had the highest proportion of married couples in the North East, according to the 2011 Census:
- Northumberland 52.1%
- Redcar & Cleveland 47.5%
- Stockton-on-Tees 47.5%
- County Durham 47.2%
- Darlington 46.8%
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