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Registration Service Annual Review

Registration Service Annual Review

2020 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.

2020 Statistics


466 babies were registered in Clackmannanshire in 2020, compared to 411 in 2019.

In 2020, boys outnumbered girls by 244 (52%) to 222 (48%).

This year there were 3 sets of twins registered in Clackmannanshire. Of these 2 sets were both boys and 1 set was girls.

Births - Popular Names
  • Boys
    • Jack was the most popular boy's name in Clackmannanshire with Harris and Luke equally being second most popular.
  • Girls
    • Olivia was the most popular girl's name in Clackmannanshire with Jessica being second most popular.

The result of the pandemic limited the number of marriages in 2020.  No marriages took place in Clackmannanshire between 21st March and 7th July.  Restrictions on marriage and civil partnership ceremonies were introduced throughout the year.  By the end of 2020, a maximum number of 5 people (the couple, the witnesses and the person conducting the ceremony) were allowed to attend a ceremony. No receptions were permitted.

  • The total number of marriages in Clackmannanshire  decreased from 186 in 2019 to 78 in 2020. Civil Marriages (performed by a Registrar or Assistant Registrar) accounted for 48 (62%) of all marriages, Religious or other Faith Groups 20 (25%) and Humanist 10 (13%).
Civil Partnerships
  • There were no civil partnerships registered in Clackmannanshire in 2020.
  • The number of deaths registered in Clackmannanshire increased from 648 in 2019 to 665 in 2020. On average, women live longer than men (78 years compared to 75 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. 10 new British Citizens were welcomed into Clackmannanshire in 2020, compared with 20 new British Citizens in 2019. 

Related Publications & Documents

For Further Information Contact

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