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Registration Service Annual Review

Registration Service Annual Review

2023 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 Legal and Democracy Service, 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.

2023 Statistics


456 babies were registered in Clackmannanshire in 2023, compared to 474 in 2022.

In 2023, boys outnumbered girls by 229 (51%) to 227 (49%).

Five sets of twins were registered in Clackmannanshire in 2023.  Three sets of twins were girls, one set was boys and one set of twins was one girl and one boy.  

Births - Popular Names
  • Boys
    • Harris and Noah were the most popular boys name in Clackmannanshire with Archie and Lewis being second equal most popular.
  • Girls
    • Ellie and Lily were equally the most popular girls names in Clackmannanshire with Ava, Freya, Harper, Maisie and Olivie being second equal most popular.
  • The total number of marriages in Clackmannanshire  decreased from 176 in 2022 to 157 in 2023. Civil Marriages (performed by a Registrar or Assistant Registrar) accounted for 81 (51%) of all marriages; Religious or other Faith Groups 53 (34%); and Humanist 23 (15%).
Civil Partnerships
  • Following the introduction of the Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2020 which now also makes provision for mixed sex couples to register a civil partnership, 3 civil partnerships were registered in Clackmannanshire in 2023, compared to 4 in 2022.
  • The number of deaths registered in Clackmannanshire decreased from 748 in 2022 to 691 in 2023. Of the 691 deaths registered, 348 (51%) were men and 343 (49%) were women.  On average, women live longer than men (78 years compared to 74 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. 29 new British Citizens were welcomed into Clackmannanshire in 2023, compared with 20 new British Citizens in 2022. 

Related Publications & Documents

For Further Information Contact

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