The Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria (BDM) processes thousands of events and registrations each year. This includes births, deaths, marriages, registered relationships, adoptions and changes of name.
Our registration data keeps a detailed record of Victorian population and societal trends. You can tell a lot about Victoria from these statistics!
We're happy to consider requests for detailed data and statistics for research purposes. See Apply for registry data.
This page provides a snapshot of some of our annual data, including:
- Births, deaths and marriages
- Registered events
- Certificates issued
- Recognition of sex applications events
We will release more data in coming months.
Registered births, deaths and marriages 2010-2018
Births are counted in the year they're registered, rather than the actual year of birth. These figures exclude stillbirths and incomplete registrations.
As a result of improved practices in the last two years which has reduced the time between lodgement and registration, the 2018 calendar results more closely reflect actual births during the period.
The increase in marriages in 2018 can be attributed in part to the introduction of legislation that allowed same sex marriage in Australia. This legislation was passed on 9 December 2017.
Registered events 2009-2018 (financial year)
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Births are counted in the year they're registered, rather than the actual year of birth. These figures exclude stillbirths.
The increase in birth registrations in 2015-2016 is due to clearance of a backlog.
The significant increase in registered relationships is due to a change of legislation. The changes came into effect on 1 July 2016.
BDM provides data on stillbirths to the Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity (CCOPMM). CCOPMM is responsible for monitoring and reporting on maternal, perinatal and paediatric deaths, and for advising the government on strategies to improve the safety and quality of obstetric and paediatric care. CCOPMM receives data from multiple sources, recent trends in registry data are suggestive of improved case ascertainment by the registry.
Certificates issued 2009 - 2018 (financial year)
Total number of standard certificates issued includes those issued with commemorative birth certificate orders.
Recognition of sex applications events 2009-2018 (financial year)