Abortion statistics and other data--Johnston`s Archive

Historical abortion statistics, ROK South Korea

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 3 July 2022

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

yearlive birthsabortions, reportedabortions (AWR)abortions, residents, in country onlyabortions, residents, obtained abroadabortions, residents, totalfetal deathsabortion ratioabortion %abortion
rate,
residents
abortion
rate, occurences (AWR)
residents, in/out of countryall in countryresidents, in/out of countryall in country
1961(990,000)(104,000)(104,000)(104,000) (104,000) 1051059.519.5119.5 
1962(969,000)(127,000)(127,000)(127,000) (127,000) 13113111.5911.5923.3 
1963(944,000)(152,000)(152,000)(152,000) (152,000) 16116113.8713.8727.2 
1964(918,000)(191,000)(191,000)(191,000) (191,000) 20820817.2217.2233.3 
1965(899,000)(223,000)(223,000)(223,000) (223,000) 24824819.8819.8837.9 
1966(860,000)(252,000)(252,000)(252,000) (252,000) 29329322.6622.6641.9 
1967(886,000)(264,000)(264,000)(264,000) (264,000) 29829822.9622.9642.9 
1968(864,000)(293,000)(293,000)(293,000) (293,000) 33933925.3225.3246.4 
1969(880,000)(315,000)(315,000)(315,000) (315,000) 35835826.3626.3648.8 
19701,006,645 (331,000)(331,000)(331,000) (331,000) 32932924.7424.7450.1 
19711,024,773  (351,000)          
1972952,780  (370,000)          
1973965,521 (390,000)(390,000)(390,000) (390,000) 40440428.7728.77  
1974922,823  (487,000)          
1975874,869 (584,000)(584,000)(584,000) (584,000) 66866840.0340.0363.9 
1976796,331 (533,000)(533,000)(533,000) (533,000) 66966940.1040.10  
1977825,339 (558,000)(558,000)(558,000) (558,000) 67667640.3440.34  
1978750,728 (631,000)(631,000)(631,000) (631,000) 84184145.6745.67  
1979862,669  (627,000)          
1980862,835  (624,000)          
1981867,409 (620,000)(620,000)(620,000) (620,000) 71571541.6841.6864.0 
1982848,312  (581,000)          
1983769,155  (542,000)          
1984674,793 (503,000)(503,000)(503,000) (503,000) 74574542.7142.7150.2 
1985655,489  (480,000)          
1986636,019  (458,000)          
1987623,831 (435,000)(435,000)(435,000) (435,000) 69769741.0841.08  
1988633,092  (427,000)          
1989639,431  (418,000)          
1990649,738 (410,000)(410,000)(410,000) (410,000) 63163138.6938.6936.5(45.6)
1991709,275  (320,000)         (34.8)
1992730,678 (230,000)(230,000)(230,000) (230,000) 31531523.9423.94 (24.5)
1993715,826 (396,000)(396,000)(396,000) (396,000) 55355335.6235.6233.7(93.3)
1994721,185  (344,000)         (35.9)
1995715,185  (291,000)         (67.8)
1996691,226 (239,000)(239,000)(239,000) (239,000) 34634625.6925.6919.6(24.6)
1997668,344 (280,000)(280,000)(280,000) (280,000) 41941929.5329.5322.7(64.5)
1998634,790  (246,000)         (25.0)
1999614,233 (212,300)(212,300)(212,300) (212,300) 34634625.6925.6917.3(48.1)
2000634,501  (234,000)         (23.6)
2001554,895  (256,000)         (57.4)
2002492,111  (277,000)         (27.8)
2003490,543  (299,000)         (66.7)
2004472,761  (321,000)         (32.0)
2005435,031 (342,433)(342,433)(342,433) (342,433) 78778744.0444.0429.8(75.7)
2006448,153  (309,000)         (30.6)
2007493,189  (275,000)   1,173      (60.2)
2008465,892 (241,411)(241,411)(241,411)1 (241,412)1,055 51851834.1334.1321.9(23.9)
2009444,849 (187,958)(187,958)(187,958) (187,958)1,025 42342329.7029.7017.2(40.6)
2010470,171 (168,738)(168,738)(168,738) (168,738)950 35935926.4126.4115.8(16.6)
2011471,265  (152,000) 1  924      (32.8)
2012484,550  (136,000) 2  963      (13.3)
2013436,455  (119,000)   931      (25.7)
2014435,435  (103,000)   897      (10.2)
2015438,420  (86,000)   836      (18.5)
2016406,243 (69,909)(69,909)(69,909) (69,909)709 17217214.6814.68 (7.0)
2017357,771 (49,764)(49,764)(49,764) (49,764)606 13913912.2112.21 (10.7)
2018326,822  (40,000)   559       
2019302,676  (40,000)   516       
2020272,337  (40,000)          
2021260,500  (40,000)          
yearlive birthsabortions, reportedabortions (AWR)abortions, residents, in country onlyabortions, residents, obtained abroadabortions, residents, totalfetal deathsabortion ratioabortion %abortion
rate,
residents
abortion
rate, occurences (AWR)
residents, in/out of countryall in countryresidents, in/out of countryall in country

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