Abortion statistics and other data--Johnston`s Archive

Historical abortion statistics, Australia

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 23 February 2017

Definition of table data (see notes after table for additional information):

Australia regional level data also available here.

yearlive birthsabortions, reportedabortions, estimatedabortions (AWR)abortions, residents, in country onlyabortions, residents, obtained abroadabortions, residents, totalabortions, illegalmiscarriages and abortionsfetal deathsabortion ratioabortion %abortion
rate,
residents
abortion
rate, occurences (AWR)
residents, in/out of countryall in countryresidents, in/out of countryall in country
1931   185    185         
1932                
1933                
1934                
1935                
1936   233    233         
1937                
1938                
1939                
1940                
1941   125    125         
1942                
1943                
1944                
1945                
1946                
1947                
1948177,976                
1949181,261                
1950190,591                
1951193,298   36    36         
1952201,650                
1953202,235                
1954202,256                
1955207,677                
1956212,133                
1957220,358                
1958222,504                
1959226,976                
1960230,326                
1961239,986   24    24         
1962237,081                
1963235,689                
1964229,149                
1965222,854                
1966222,626                
1967229,296                
1968240,906                
1969250,176                
1970257,516 1,440  1,440 (1,440) 1,440    5.65.60.560.56  
1971276,362 2,519  2,519 (2,519)18 2,537    9.29.10.910.90  
1972264,969 2,692  (4,200)(2,692) 2,692    10.210.21.011.01  
1973247,670 2,847  (5,800)(2,847) 2,847    11.511.51.141.14  
1974245,177 2,867  (7,400)(2,867) 2,867    11.711.71.161.16  
1975233,012 3,000  (9,100)(3,000) 3,000    12.912.91.271.27  
1976227,810 3,289  (12,100)(3,289) 3,289    14.414.41.421.42  
1977226,291 3,494  (15,200)(3,494) 3,494    15.415.41.521.52  
1978224,181 3,895  (18,200)(3,895) 3,895    17.417.41.711.71  
1979223,129 3,880  (23,800)(3,880) 3,880    17.417.41.711.71  
1980225,527 4,081  (29,400)(4,081) 4,081    18.118.11.781.78  
1981235,842 4,096  (35,000)(4,096) 4,096    17.417.41.711.71  
1982239,903 4,061  (40,600)(4,061)40 4,101    17.116.91.681.66  
1983242,570 4,036 (46,500)(46,500)(4,036)21 4,057    16.7191.71.6416.09  
1984234,034 54,600  54,600 (54,600)50 54,650    233.5233.318.9318.92  
1985247,348 56,371 (65,240)(66,000)(56,371)35 56,406    228.0263.818.5720.8717.9 
1986243,408 59,876 (69,296)(70,100)(59,876)32 59,908    246.1284.719.7522.1618.621.79
1987243,959 60,271 (69,752)(70,500)(60,271) 60,271   1,087 247.1285.919.8122.2318.321.62
1988246,193 62,420 (72,240)(73,000)(62,420) 62,420   1,141 253.5293.420.2322.6918.522.09
1989250,853 66,414 (76,862)(77,700)(66,414) 66,414   1,094 264.8306.420.9323.4519.323.22
1990262,648 69,223 (80,113)(81,000)(69,223) 69,223   1,198 263.6305.020.8623.3719.949.64
1991257,247 70,361 (81,430)(82,300)(70,361)31 70,392   1,150 273.6316.521.4824.0420.024.18
1992264,151 73,448 (85,003)(85,900)(73,448)32 73,480   1,171 278.2321.821.7624.3520.825.13
1993260,229 74,395 (85,153)(86,100)(74,395) 74,395   939 285.9327.222.2324.6520.825.15
1994258,051 76,691 (87,965)(88,900)76,691 32 76,723  77,627 898 297.3340.922.9225.4221.525.98
1995256,190 77,218 (90,182)(91,200)77,218 24 77,242  78,237 997 301.5352.023.1726.0421.926.61
1996253,834 91,900 (89,076)(89,800)77,375 23 77,398  78,072 1,053 304.9362.023.3726.5822.026.11
1997251,842 75,569 (87,497)(88,100)75,569 21 75,590  76,216  300.1347.423.0925.7821.025.54
1998(249,283)75,183 (86,862)(87,500)75,183 14 75,197  75,788  301.7348.423.1725.8420.825.31
1999(246,573)73,392 (85,731)(86,300)73,392 15 73,407  74,001  297.7347.722.9425.8020.424.90
2000249,636 74,888 (86,931)(87,600)75,543 21 75,564  75,543  302.7348.223.2425.8320.625.16
2001246,394 76,332 (88,306)(89,000)77,046 14 77,060  77,046 802 312.8358.423.8226.3820.825.41
2002250,988 75,282 (86,552)(87,200)75,906 13 75,919  75,906 751 302.5344.823.2225.6420.324.79
2003250,518 84,500 (84,460)(85,100)73,623 13 73,636  73,623 759 293.9337.322.7225.2220.024.11
2004253,652 72,897  (84,300)72,897 18 72,915  72,897 732 287.5287.422.3322.32 23.80
2005259,177 70,153  (81,100)70,153 13 70,166  70,153 757 270.7270.721.3021.30 22.79
2006265,423 71,773  (83,900)72,550 10 72,560  67,016 903 273.4270.421.4721.29 23.40
2007284,466 71,848  (84,000)72,638 13 72,651   1,205 255.4252.620.3420.16 23.21
2008296,621 72,594  (83,900)72,594 5 72,599   1,323 244.8244.719.6619.66 22.97
2009295,738 72,300  (83,600)72,300 9 72,309    244.5244.519.6519.64 22.70
2010297,903 66,200  (76,500)66,200 11 66,211    222.3222.218.1818.18 20.62
2011301,617 62,820  (72,600)62,820 8 62,828    208.3208.317.2417.24 19.44
2012309,582 62,315  (72,000)62,315 8 62,323    201.3201.316.7616.76 19.16
2013308,065 60,532  (70,000)60,532 5 60,537    196.5196.516.4216.42 18.53
2014299,697 57,373  (66,300)57,373 7 57,380    191.5191.416.0716.07 17.46
2015 32,222  (63,200)32,222  32,222         16.56
2016                
2017                
yearlive birthsabortions, reportedabortions, estimatedabortions (AWR)abortions, residents, in country onlyabortions, residents, obtained abroadabortions, residents, totalabortions, illegalmiscarriages and abortionsfetal deathsabortion ratioabortion %abortion
rate,
residents
abortion
rate, occurences (AWR)
residents, in/out of countryall in countryresidents, in/out of countryall in country

Notes:

Sources:


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