Girls beat boys
Thursday, 10th January, 2019
By Emily Ferguson
Babies are regularly quite a popular topic of conversation, especially when it includes how many have been born in Broken Hill in previous years, including the most popular names among them.
Last year there was a total of 192 babies born in the Broken Hill Maternity Unit, and of those, 102 were female and 90 were male.
When compared, the 2018 baby count sits at lower than previous years. In 2016 there was a higher total number of babies - 223, of which 105 were female and 118 male; and in 2017 there was a total of 203 - 108 female and 95 male.
In terms of baby names, the most popular names across Australia for 2018 have been revealed by website Baby Centre.
The NSW Government’s official Births, Deaths and Marriages statistics are not yet available.
Parents of baby boys in Australia seem to like what is familiar when it comes to names, where Oliver remained the top choice for the seventh year in a row. The second-most common name for boys in 2018 was Jack, which climbed one spot from being third in 2017.
The most popular name for baby girls around Australia in 2018 was Ava, which climbed from fourth place in 2017. Next on the list was Charlotte, which was placed third in the year prior.