Each year at the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria (BDM) we process thousands of different events and registrations. This includes everything from births, deaths and marriages to adoptions and changes of name.

We also keep detailed records of Victorian population and societal trends through our registration data. You can tell a lot about Victoria from these statistics!

We're happy to consider requests for detailed data and statistics for research purposes. See Apply for registry data.

A snapshot of our data is shown below, and includes:

 

Registered births, deaths and marriages 2010-2016

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

*Births are counted in the year they're registered, rather than the actual year of birth. These figures exclude stillbirths and incomplete registrations.

Registered events 2009-2016 (financial year)

  2015-16 2014-15 2013-2014 2012-2013 2011-2012 2010-2011 2009-2010
Births* 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 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

*Births are counted in the year they're registered, rather than the actual year of birth. These figures exclude stillbirths and incomplete registrations.

Birth certificates issued 2009 - 2016

Certificates issued 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10
Standard certificates (inc. commemorative certificates) 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

Donor Treatment Register events 2009 - 2016 (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