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Registration Service Annual Review

Registration Service Annual Review

2017 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.

2017 Statistics


534 babies were registered in Clackmannanshire in 2017, compared to 525 in 2016.

In 2017, boys outnumbered girls by 273 (51%) to 261 (49%).

This year there were 8 sets of twins registered in Clackmannanshire, of these 3 sets were both girls; 2 sets was both boys and the remaining 3 sets were 1 boy and 1 girl.

Births - Popular Names
  • Boys
    • Once again Jack was the most popular boy's name in Clackmannanshire with Harry being second most popular.
  • Girls
    • Emily was the most popular girl's name in Clackmannanshire with Olivia being second most popular.
  • The total number of marriages in Clackmannanshire  increased from 182 in 2016 to 186 in 2017. Civil Marriages (performed by a Registrar or Assistant Registrar) accounted for 101 (54%) of all marriages, religious 39 (21%) and humanist 46 (25%).
Civil Partnerships
  • There were no civil partnerships registered in Clackmannanshire in 2017.
  • The number of deaths registered in Clackmannanshire increased from 572 in 2016 to 587 in 2017. 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 2017.

Related Publications & Documents

For Further Information Contact

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