Abortion statistics and other data--Johnston`s Archive

Historical abortion statistics, South Africa

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 1 February 2015

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 57,539  57,539   60.360.45.75.7 
2002965,021 59,551 59,551  59,551   61.761.75.85.8 
2003958,901 71,552 71,552 10 71,562  14,625 74.674.66.96.96.0
20041,014,908 87,035 87,035 5 87,040  15,742 85.885.87.97.9 
20051,055,594 (94,780)(94,780) 94,780  13,719 89.889.88.28.2 
20061,083,448 (95,090)(95,090) 95,090  14,375 87.887.88.18.1 
20071,066,846 (84,250)(84,250) 84,250  14,222 79.079.07.37.3 
20081,086,499 (93,610)(93,610) 93,610  14,626 86.286.27.97.9 
20091,152,319 (88,050)(88,050) 88,050  14,154 76.476.47.17.1 
20101,163,629 (73,070)(73,070) 73,070  14,986 62.862.85.95.9 
20111,173,164 77,780 (76,220) 76,220  13,852 65.066.36.16.2 
20121,184,867 85,302 (81,640) 81,640   68.972.06.46.7 
20131,196,395 25,000 (20,740) 20,740        
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:

Sources (incomplete):


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