Abortion statistics and other data--Johnston`s Archive

Historical abortion statistics, Canada

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 27 July 2014

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

Canada regional level data also available here.

yearlive birthsabortions, reportedabortions, residents, in country onlyabortions, residents, obtained abroadabortions, residents, totalabortions, occurrences by non-residentsfetal deathsabortion ratioabortion %abortion
rate,
residents
residents, in/out of countryall in countryresidents, in/out of countryall in country
1921264,879      9,089      
1922259,825      8,536      
1923247,404      8,425      
1924251,351      8,401      
1925249,365      8,176      
1926240,015      7,245      
1927241,149      7,464      
1928243,616      7,673      
1929242,226      7,720      
1930250,335      7,847      
1931247,205      7,778      
1932242,698      7,396      
1933229,791      6,988      
1934228,296      6,613      
1935228,396      6,594      
1936227,980      6,531      
1937227,869      6,433      
1938237,091      6,595      
1939237,991      6,515      
1940252,577      6,810      
1941263,993      7,091      
1942281,569      7,319      
1943292,943      6,988      
1944293,967      6,895      
1945300,587      6,884      
1946343,504      7,368      
1947372,589      7,646      
1948359,860      7,071      
1949367,092      7,285      
1950372,009      7,192      
1951381,092      7,023      
1952403,559      7,277      
1953417,884      6,991      
1954436,198      7,231      
1955442,937      6,918      
1956450,739      6,976      
1957469,093      6,837      
1958470,118      6,726      
1959479,275      6,560      
1960478,551      6,471      
1961475,700      6,019      
1962469,693      5,882      
1963465,767      5,732      
1964452,915      5,520      
1965418,595      4,847      
1966387,710      4,429      
1967370,894      4,248      
1968364,310   106 106  3,926 0.29 0.03  
1969369,647   382 4,378  3,694 11.8 1.2  
1970371,988 11,200 11,152 299 11,451 48 3,687 30.830.13.02.92.5
1971362,187 30,949 37,232 6,309 43,541 26 3,396 120.285.510.77.97.8
1972347,319 38,905 45,426 6,573 51,999 52 3,046 149.7112.013.010.19.3
1973343,373 43,245 48,702 5,501 54,203 44 2,866 157.9125.913.611.29.7
1974345,645 48,198 52,435 4,299 56,734 62 2,766 164.1139.414.112.210.2
1975348,110 49,390 53,705 10,000 63,705 79 3,382 183.0141.915.512.410.2
1976348,857 54,536 58,712 4,234 62,946 58 2,543 180.4156.315.313.510.8
1977361,400 57,620 59,864 2,300 62,164 56 3,108 172.0159.414.713.810.8
1978358,852 64,969 66,710 1,802 68,512 61 2,880 190.9181.016.015.311.8
1979366,064 68,764 69,745 1,073 70,818 92 2,808 193.5187.816.215.812.1
1980370,709 70,559 72,099 3,970 76,069 104 2,697 205.2190.317.016.012.2
1981371,346 69,334 71,911 5,000 76,911 74 2,729 207.1186.717.215.711.9
1982373,082 70,825 75,071 5,400 80,471 65 2,704 215.7189.817.716.012.3
1983373,689 65,435 69,368 3,983 73,351 50 2,581 196.3175.116.414.911.2
1984377,031 65,862 69,449 3,631 73,080 44 2,383 193.8174.716.214.911.1
1985375,727 66,446 69,216 2,798 72,014 28 2,379 191.7176.816.115.011.0
1986372,431 67,006 69,572 2,612 72,184 46 2,318 193.8179.916.215.210.9
1987369,441 67,343 70,023 2,757 72,780 77 2,336 197.0182.316.515.410.9
1988375,743 70,868 72,693 1,939 74,632 114 2,301 198.6188.616.615.911.2
1989391,925 77,838 79,315 1,551 80,866 74 2,493 206.3198.617.116.612.0
1990404,669 91,476 92,901 1,573 94,474 148 1,598 233.5226.118.918.413.9
1991402,528 93,885 95,059 1,439 96,498 265 2,314 239.7233.219.318.914.2
1992398,642 101,726 102,085 526 102,611 167 1,512 257.4255.220.520.315.2
1993388,394 104,192 104,403 461 104,864 250 1,498 270.0268.321.321.215.5
1994385,112 106,179 106,255 338 106,593 262 1,420 276.8275.721.721.615.7
1995378,011 107,870 108,248 459 108,707 81 1,369 287.6285.422.322.216.0
1996364,732 111,456 111,659 301 111,960 98 1,256 307.0305.623.523.416.4
1997348,598 111,526 111,709 293 112,002 110 1,206 321.3319.924.324.216.4
1998342,418 110,331 110,331 297 110,628 189  323.1322.224.424.416.2
1999337,249 105,666 105,666 231 105,897 196  314.0313.323.923.915.5
2000327,882 105,454 105,427 215 105,642 242  322.2321.624.424.315.5
2001333,744 106,418 106,418 175 106,593 80  319.4318.924.224.215.6
2002328,802 105,383 105,154 152 105,306 304  320.3320.524.324.315.4
2003335,202 104,099 103,768 149 103,917 407  310.0310.623.723.715.2
2004336,003 100,763 100,039 165 100,204 724  298.2299.923.023.114.1
2005342,176 97,254 96,815 125 96,940 439  283.3284.222.122.113.7
2006350,181 91,377 91,377 133 91,510 67  261.3260.920.720.7 
2007367,864 98,754 (98,754)161 98,915   268.9268.521.221.2 
2008377,886 95,876 (95,876)147 96,023   254.1253.720.320.2 
2009380,863 93,755 (93,755)111 93,866   246.5246.219.819.8 
2010377,213 90,747 (90,747)137 90,884   240.9240.619.419.4 
2011377,636 92,524 (92,524) 92,524   245.0245.019.719.7 
2012(381,000)83,708 (83,675) 83,675   219.6219.718.018.0 
2013            
2014            
yearlive birthsabortions, reportedabortions, residents, in country onlyabortions, residents, obtained abroadabortions, residents, totalabortions, occurrences by non-residentsfetal deathsabortion ratioabortion %abortion
rate,
residents
residents, in/out of countryall in countryresidents, in/out of countryall in country

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