Abortion statistics and other data--Johnston`s Archive

Historical abortion statistics, South Africa

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 27 July 2014

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

South Africa regional level data also available here.

yearlive birthsabortions, reportedabortions, residents, in country onlyabortions, residents, obtained abroadabortions, residents, totalmiscarriages and abortionsfetal deathsabortion ratioabortion %abortion
rate,
residents
residents, in/out of countryall in countryresidents, in/out of countryall in country
1971   21 21        
1972            
1973            
1974            
1975 570 (570) 570        
1976 625 (625) 625        
1977 539 (539) 539        
1978 541 (541) 541        
1979 423 (423) 423        
1980 347 (347) 347 29,979       
1981 381 (381)512 893 33,194       
1982 464 (464)563 1,027 35,759       
1983 474 (474)560 1,034 32,839       
1984 566 (566)755 1,321 29,596       
1985 712 (712)609 1,321 32,500       
1986 780 (780)517 1,297 36,062       
1987 811 (811)400 1,211 35,882       
1988 1,053 (1,053)400 1,453        
1989 762 (762)439 1,201        
1990 756 (756)400 1,156        
1991892,850 1,024 (1,024)600 1,624   1.81.10.180.11 
1992987,312 1,449 (1,449)500 1,949   2.01.50.200.15 
1993968,170 1,582 (1,582)377 1,959   2.01.60.200.16 
1994975,993 (1,600)(1,600)285 1,885   1.91.60.190.16 
1995948,007 (1,600)(1,600)120 1,720   1.81.70.180.17 
1996974,642 (1,600)(1,600)50 1,650   1.71.60.170.16 
1997960,333 26,519 (26,519)100 26,619   27.727.62.72.7 
1998944,492 40,353 (40,353) 40,353   42.742.74.14.1 
1999959,569 46,303 (46,303) 46,303   48.348.34.64.6 
2000971,124 55,070 (55,070) 55,070   56.756.75.45.4 
2001954,819 57,637 (57,637) 57,637   60.460.45.75.7 
2002965,021 59,551 (59,551) 59,551   61.761.75.85.8 
2003958,901 71,552 (71,552)10 71,562   74.674.66.96.96
20041,014,908 87,035 (87,035)5 87,040   85.885.87.97.9 
20051,055,594 89,850 (89,850) 89,850   85.185.17.87.8 
20061,083,448 83,913 (83,913) 83,913   77.477.47.27.2 
20071,066,846 83,056 (83,056) 83,056   77.977.97.27.2 
20081,086,499 93,610 (93,610) 93,610   86.286.27.97.9 
20091,031,390 86,881 (86,881) 86,881   84.284.27.87.8 
2010998,489 71,548 (71,548) 71,548   71.771.76.76.7 
20111,059,417 77,780 (77,780) 77,780   73.473.46.86.8 
2012972,858 85,302 (85,302) 85,302   87.787.78.18.1 
2013 25,000 (25,000) 25,000        
2014            
yearlive birthsabortions, reportedabortions, residents, in country onlyabortions, residents, obtained abroadabortions, residents, totalmiscarriages and abortionsfetal deathsabortion ratioabortion %abortion
rate,
residents
residents, in/out of countryall in countryresidents, in/out of countryall in country

Notes:

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