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Following is an overview of the number of events registered in Victoria during each calendar year:
- 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:
|Changes of name||11,419||10,320||11,277||11,240||12,485||12,939||14,432|
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.
The following table shows the number of certificates issued during each financial year:
|Standard certificates (c)||277,179||245,999||245,284||266,280||273,082||328,294||327,081|
c. Total number of standard certificates issued, including those issued with commemorative birth certificate orders.
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|
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|
- All figures subject to the website disclaimer
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)