Abortion statistics and other data--Johnston`s Archive

Historical abortion statistics, South Africa

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 3 July 2022

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

South Africa regional level data also available here.

yearlive birthsabortions, reportedabortions (AWR)abortions, residents, in country onlyabortions, residents, obtained abroadabortions, residents, totalmiscarriages and abortionsfetal deathsabortion ratioabortion %abortion
rate,
residents
abortion
rate, occurences (AWR)
residents, in/out of countryall in countryresidents, in/out of countryall in country
1971    21 21         
1972              
1973              
1974              
1975 570 570 (570) 570         
1976 625 625 (625) 625         
1977 539 539 (539) 539         
1978 541 541 (541) 541         
1979 423 423 (423) 423         
1980 347 347 (347) 347 29,979        
1981 381 381 (381)512 893 33,194        
1982 464 464 (464)563 1,027 35,759        
1983 474 474 (474)560 1,034 32,839        
1984 566 566 (566)755 1,321 29,596        
1985 712 712 (712)609 1,321 32,500       0.10
1986 780 780 (780)517 1,297 36,062       0.11
1987 811 811 (811)400 1,211 35,882       0.11
1988 1,053 1,053 (1,053)400 1,453        0.14
1989 762 762 (762)439 1,201        0.10
1990 756 756 (756)400 1,156        0.09
1991892,850 1,024 1,024 (1,024)600 1,624   1.81.10.180.11 0.13
1992987,312 1,449 1,449 (1,449)500 1,949   2.01.50.200.15 0.17
1993968,170 1,582 1,582 (1,582)377 1,959   2.01.60.200.16 0.19
1994975,993 (1,600)(1,600)(1,600)285 1,885   1.91.60.190.16 0.19
1995948,007 (1,600)(1,600)(1,600)120 1,720   1.81.70.180.17 0.18
1996985,212(1,600)(1,600)(1,600)501,650  1.71.60.170.16 0.18
1997969,22026,51926,51926,51910026,619  27.527.42.672.66 2.94
1998952,59040,35340,35340,353 40,353  42.442.44.064.06 4.40
1999968,40746,30346,30946,303 46,303  47.847.84.564.56 4.96
2000980,826 55,070 55,115 55,070  55,070   56.156.15.325.32 5.80
2001963,591 57,637 57,539 57,539  57,539   59.759.85.635.64 5.94
2002973,984 59,551 59,653 59,551  59,551   61.161.15.765.76 6.03
2003969,018 71,552 72,781 71,552 10 71,562  14,625 73.973.86.886.886.07.19
20041,027,361 87,035 87,155 87,035 5 87,040  15,742 84.784.77.817.81 8.42
20051,068,840 (94,780)(96,600)(94,780) 94,780  13,719 88.788.78.158.15 9.14
20061,098,342 (95,090)(95,000)(95,090) 95,090  14,375 86.686.67.977.97 8.81
20071,085,060 (84,250)(79,900)(84,250) 84,250  14,222 77.677.67.217.21 7.27
20081,109,225 (93,610)(93,400)(93,610) 93,610  14,626 84.484.47.787.78 8.35
20091,058,156 (88,050)(88,500)(88,050) 88,050  14,154 83.283.27.687.68 7.78
20101,031,414 (73,070)(73,000)(73,070) 73,070  14,986 70.870.86.626.62 6.35
20111,040,307 77,771 77,771 (77,771) 77,771  13,852 74.874.86.966.96 6.72
20121,040,365 85,302 (81,500)(82,910) 82,910   79.782.07.387.58 7.00
20131,035,435 90,160 (88,200)(90,160) 90,160   87.187.18.018.01 7.52
20141,031,776 89,126 (89,400)(89,126) 89,126  15,157 86.486.47.957.95 7.56
2015982,827 83,707 (93,600)83,707  83,707  14,341 85.285.27.857.85 7.84
2016924,408 105,358 105,358 105,358  105,358  11,961 114.0114.010.2310.23 8.75
2017934,421 104,660 104,660 104,660  104,660   112.0112.010.0710.07 8.64
2018959,620 116,419 116,419 116,419 3 116,422   121.3121.310.8210.82 9.56
2019972,946 122,985 122,985 122,985  122,985  19,623 126.4126.411.2211.22 10.05
2020991,028 108,301 108,301 108,301  108,301  19,960 109.3109.39.859.85 8.81
2021 7,211 (108,000)           
yearlive birthsabortions, reportedabortions (AWR)abortions, residents, in country onlyabortions, residents, obtained abroadabortions, residents, totalmiscarriages 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 (incomplete):


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