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Registration Service Annual Review

Registration Service Annual Review

Introduction

Responsibility for the proper recording of all details relating to the registration of key life events in Clackmannanshire lies with the Registration Team.

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.

At the end of each year the Registration Service produces an Annual Statistical Review which presents details on registration activity and performance in a way that promotes a more general understanding and interest in this key statutory service.

You can also refer to our Annual Statistical Review report submitted to the Resources & Audit Committee on 26th February 2015.

The core services provided by the Registration staff include

The Registrar General compiles an annual "Summary Performance Report". The latest report shows that Clackmannanshire has again achieved excellent results.

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

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

Birth Registration
  • There were 542 babies registered in Clackmannanshire in 2014, compared to 544 in 2013. In 2014 boys outnumbered girls by 295 (54%) to 247 (46%). The number of boys registered has exceeded the number of girls for twelve of the last fifteen years.
  • This year there were 12 sets of twins registered in Clackmannanshire, of these: 5 sets were both girls; 5 sets were both boys and the remaining 2 sets 1 boy and 1 girl each. One set of triplets, all boys, was registered in 2014.
Births - Popular Names
  • Boys
    • Once again Jack was the most popular boy's name in Clackmannanshire. Lewis and Logan shared second place for popularity in Clackmannanshire in 2014.
  • Girls
    • Emily was the most popular girl's name in Clackmannanshire with Ava and Lily (or Lilly) being second equal.
Marriages
  • The total number of marriages in Clackmannanshire has increased from 169 in 2013 to 177 in 2014. Civil Marriages (performed by a Registrar or Assistant Registrar) accounted for 112 (63%) of all marriages,
Civil Partnerships
  • There were six civil partnerships registered in Clackmannanshire in 2014. Following the implementation of the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014, between 16 December 2014 and the end of the year two civil partnerships were changed to marriages.
Deaths
  • The number of deaths registered in Clackmannanshire has decreased from 586 in 2013 (the highest annual number of deaths registered in Clackmannanshire in over ten years) to 490 in 2014. On average, women still live longer (78.32 years compared to 72.95 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. Twenty new British Citizens have been welcomed into Clackmannanshire in 2014.

Related Publications & Documents

For Further Information Contact

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