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Events

Following is an overview of the number of events registered in Victoria during each calendar year:

Event 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Births 84,404 74,846 75,378 75,153 78,748 72,491 71,688
Marriages 26,290 25,487 29,739 29,279 29,901 27,503 28,525
Deaths 40,015 39,955 38,948 36,512 36,238 36,733 35,764

 

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Notes

  • Figures for 2016 were generated 9/1/2017
  • Figures represent the total number of births, marriages and deaths registered in Victoria for that reporting year, including those events that occurred in a previous year but were registered for the first time in that reporting period
  • As parents have 60 days after the baby's birth to submit the Birth Registration statement, the number of births occurring in a year will vary from the number of births registered within a year. Most births that occur in November and December will not be registered until the following year.
  • The increase in birth registrations between 2015 and 2016 can be attributed to the clearance of a backlog in the first half of 2016. The actual number of births for 2016 was not significantly above previous years' average.
  • Birth registrations exclude stillbirths

The following table shows the number of events registered in Victoria during each financial year:

Registrable Event 2015-16   2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10
Births (a) 83,989 73,530 76,357 77,701 75,188 73,039 72,254
Changes of name 11,419 10,320 11,277 11,240 12,485 12,939 14,432
Marriages 27,131 28,709 29,257 29,378 28,956 28,384 27,983
Deaths 41,328 37,671 37,086 36,201 36,147 37,459 34,781
Registered relationships 1,391 1,164 1,077 877 496 360 238
Revoked relationships 108 86 53 32 12 3 1
Adoptions (b) 56 73 109 55 73 89 80
Stillbirths 415 398 477 458 445 381 445
Total 165,837 151,951 155,693 155,942 153,802 152,654 150,214

 

a. Total number of births registered in Victoria, including those that occurred in a previous year but were registered for the first time in the reporting period. Figures exclude stillbirths and incomplete registrations (i.e. where BDM is yet to receive formal notification from either the parents or medical facility where birth occurred).

b. Total number of adoption orders handled.

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The following table shows the number of certificates issued during each financial year:

Certificates issued 2015-16   2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10
Standard certificates (c) 277,179 245,999 245,284 266,280 273,082 328,294 327,081
Commemorative certificates 33,759 35,636 35,573 38,291 38,552 38,601 43,082
Historical certificates 15,367 13,938 13,884 16,043 15,889 17,779 19,981
Historical images 55,540 66,304 66,302 76,404 96,309 105,407 108,604
Total 381,845 361,877 361,043 397,018 423,832 490,081 498,748

 

c. Total number of standard certificates issued, including those issued with commemorative birth certificate orders.

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The following table shows the number of Donor Treatment Register events during each financial year:

Donor Treatment Registers 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10
Registrations of donor births to the Central Register 565 426 406 408 335 351 201
Central Register applications 102 35 19 20 15 12 6
Voluntary Register applications 88 55 42 43 33 28 25
Total 755 516 467 471 383 391 232

 

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The following table shows the total number of Recognition of Sex applications during each financial year:

Recognition of sex applications 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10
Total 26 27 43 30 27 29 18

 

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Popular Victorian baby names per calendar year 2008 to 2015

Popular baby names 2008 (Excel, 35KB)

Popular baby names 2009 (Excel, 36KB)

Popular baby names 2010 (Excel, 35KB)

Popular baby names 2011 (Excel, 37KB)

Popular baby names 2012 (Excel, 37KB)

Popular baby names 2013 (Excel, 34.5KB)

Popular baby names 2014 (Excel, 104KB)

Popular baby names 2015 (Excel, 112KB)