How many people in New Zealand share your birthday? The Department of Statistics has a Rank your birthday tool where you can find out whether your birthday is common or rare. The most common days are in late September, and the rarest ones are during the public holidays at Xmas and New Year. My birthday on 2 January is the fifth rarest. Between 1980 and 2014, only 11,400 people were born on that day. I’ve never met anyone who shared my birthday. Late September is nine months after the Xmas holidays, which explains why those days are common. I wonder whether the lower number of births on public holidays reflects a growing trend for fewer natural births. What do you think?
“Does any reader chance to share
my birthday on a date that’s rare?”