February 8, 2023

Revealed: The most popular day to be born, according to official statistics… So how common is YOUR birthday?

  • September 27 is the most common day to be born, according to new data from the ONS
  • Boxing Day is the least common, followed by Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
  • September sees the most births, making up four of the five most popular days.

September 27 is the most common day to be born, ONS data suggests.

According to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), September is the most popular month for births, with four of the five most common birthdays.

The 27th ranks first, with 1,993 people born on that day each year on average.

The second most popular birthday is September 24 with 1987 and September ranks third with 1980.

And October 1 and September 23 complete the most popular birthdays, ranking fourth with 1,979 births each year.

An interactive map shows how many live births there are on average each day.

The average is taken from 2001 to 2021.

Boxing Day is the least common day to be born, with only 1,345 births registered each year.

And there seems to be a theme of fewer birthdays during the festive period.

September 27 is the most common birthday, while Boxing Day is the least common, with only 1,345 births registered each year.

Christmas Day is the second least common day for births with 1,416 and New Year’s Day ranked third with 1,563.

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December 27 and 28 complete the five least common birthdays, with 1,650 and 1,722 births each day, respectively.

And interestingly, only missing from the top five is April Fool’s Day (April 1), which sees 1,722 births each year.

This is far fewer than any other day in April, with the closest being 1,748 births each year on April 13.