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Registration Service Annual Review

Registration Service Annual Review

2016 Annual Report

The Registration Service is responsible for the recording of all details relating to the registration of key life events in Clackmannanshire.

As part of Strategy and Customer Services, registration staff work in partnership with the National Records of Scotland to ensure a consistent and professional service is delivered.

The Annual Statistical Review presents details on registration activity and performance in a way that promotes a more general understanding and interest in this key statutory service.

The core services provided by the Registration staff include

The Registration staff also work closely with the Home Office in connection with the legal preliminaries for those who are subject to immigration control, and who plan to be married or register a civil partnership in Scotland.

The provision of Citizenship ceremonies, the final step in the path for those becoming British citizens, can only be delivered by a Registrar.

2016 Statistics


525 babies registered in Clackmannanshire in 2016, compared to 568 in 2015.

In 2016, boys outnumbered girls by 277 (53%) to 248 (47%).

This year there were 5 sets of twins registered in Clackmannanshire, of these 3 sets were both girls; 1 set was both boys and the remaining set was 1 boy and 1 girl.

Births - Popular Names
  • Boys
    • Once again Jack was the most popular boy's name in Clackmannanshire. Alexander, James and Lucas shared second place for popularity in Clackmannanshire in 2016.
  • Girls
    • Olivia was the most popular girl's name in Clackmannanshire with Sophie being second.
  • The total number of marriages in Clackmannanshire has increased from 157 in 2015 to 182 in 2016. Civil Marriages (performed by a Registrar or Assistant Registrar) accounted for 112 (62%) of all marriages, Humanist marriages accounted for 31 (17%) and Religious and other faith groups 39 (21%).
Civil Partnerships
  • There were only one civil partnerships registered in Clackmannanshire in 2016.
  • The number of deaths registered in Clackmannanshire has decreased from 575 in 2015 to 572 in 2016. On average, women still live longer (79 years compared to 72 years for men).
Citizenship Ceremonies
  • Participation in a Citizenship Ceremony conducted by a Registrar is the final step in the process of becoming a British Citizen. Seven new British Citizens were welcomed into Clackmannanshire in 2016.

Related Publications & Documents

For Further Information Contact

The Registrar
Speirs Centre, Primrose Place, Alloa, FK10 1AD
Tel: 01259 723850 / 450000 Fax: 01259 723365