It's one of the only things we all have in common.
A date of birth.
The day we each entered the world and began our human journey.
A question which is often asked is which day of the year is the most common to have a birthday?
Now thanks to the good folk at the Australian Bureau of Statistics we can give you the answer!
We've trawled through their data and combined it all to find out the most popular birthday.
To be specific we took the data of the daily number of births over a 10 year period from 2007 to 2016 and then averaged each year out to determine the most and least popular birthdays.
It is hands down the most comprehensive data available.
So here's the low down.
The table below displays, in colour, the most common and least common birthdays using the total number of daily births from 2007 and 2016.
The colour range is from a dark green (representing the most common birthday) to a dark red (representing the least common birthday).
Can you spot the most and least common birthdays...
Scroll down for a more detailed explanation.
Did you see the dates?
If not here they are:
The most common birthday in Australia is September 17th!
The least common birthday (you may have guessed it is) is Christmas Day, the 25th of December. And if you are inclined to count leap years in the mix then the 29th February is ultimately the least common birthday, but only because they occur once every 4 years - perhaps a good trivia question.
Now looking at the same data but normalising it so that February 29th is shown with the average number of births per year, instead of ranking based on total births.
The line chart below shows average births per day per year (as mentioned, normalised with February 29th total divided by 3, all other daily totals divided by 10 to get a consistent average).
The most common date of birth (September 17th) is roughly 9 months from Christmas / New Year period, meaning there's a lot of baby making happening during the holiday season.
The least common days (or maybe the most unique?) are key holidays, namely New Years Day (1st January), Australia Day (26th January), Anzac Day (25th April), Christmas Day (25th December) and Boxing Day (26th December). It's evident both parents and doctors prefer to have these days off like the rest of the nation!
This beer pack is perfect for the beer lover in your life.
Featuring 12 different beers for them to try, all packaged in a custom designed birthday themed box, it'll be sure to please and get their tastebuds jumping for joy.
With free gift card message and delivery included we've got you (and the lucky recipient) sorted for this years birthday gift.
Who doesn't love wine and chocolate? Surely no one!
This wine and chocolate gift box is stylishly designed to wish the lucky recipient a happy birthday. Featuring 4 different wines in cans (yes wine in cans, they are the best thing), some of our favourite chocolates and a free gift message to let them know your thinking of them on their special day.
Guaranteed to go down a treat and help them celebrate another year.
Is your birthday person not so much into wine or beer?
Well we also have cider Brewquets available! This is our Deluxe Cider gift box featuring 4 different ciders and the option to include nuts and chocolate.