Abortion statistics and other data--Johnston`s Archive

Historical abortion statistics, United Kingdom

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 27 July 2014

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

United Kingdom regional level data also available here.

yearlive birthsabortions, reportedabortions, residents, in country onlyabortions, residents, obtained abroadabortions, residents, totalabortions, occurrences by non-residentsabortions, illegalfetal deathsabortion ratioabortion %abortion
rate,
residents
residents, in/out of countryall in countryresidents, in/out of countryall in country
1930      80       
1931      80       
1932      80       
1933      80       
1934      80       
1935      156       
1936      156       
1937      156       
1938      156       
1939      156       
1940      110       
1941      171       
1942      344       
1943      461       
1944      649       
1945      464       
1946      223       
1947      223       
1948905,182      223       
1949855,298      223       
1950818,421      244       
1951796,645      244       
1952792,917      244       
1953804,269      244       
1954794,769      244       
1955789,315      164       
1956825,137      164       
1957851,466      164       
1958870,497 1,570 (1,570) 1,570  164  1.81.80.180.18 
1959878,561 1,880 (1,880) 1,880  164  2.12.10.210.21 
1960918,286 2,040 (2,040) 2,040  30 18,800 2.22.20.220.22 
1961944,365 14,300 (14,300) 14,300  23  15.115.11.491.49 
1962975,635 16,800 (16,800) 16,800  29  17.217.21.691.69 
1963990,160 16,600 (16,600) 16,600  21  16.816.81.651.65 
19641,014,672 18,300 (18,300) 18,300  24  18.018.01.771.77 
1965997,275 19,500 (19,500) 19,500  21 16,300 19.619.61.921.92 
1966979,587 21,400 (21,400) 21,400  30  21.821.82.12.1 
1967961,800 27,200 (27,200) 27,200    28.328.32.82.8 
1968947,231 25,195 23,991  23,991 1,187 22  25.326.62.52.6 
1969920,256 58,375 53,643  53,643 4,707 257  58.363.45.56.0 
1970903,907 91,900 81,600  81,600 10,294 212 12,000 90.3101.78.39.2 
1971901,648 133,110 102,047  102,047 31,035 80 11,516 113.2147.610.212.9 
1972833,984 167,493 117,758  117,758 49,712 62 10,286 141.2200.812.416.7 
1973779,545 174,691 120,160  120,160 54,510 36 9,198 154.1224.113.418.3 
1974737,138 170,508 119,123  119,123 51,378  8,399 161.6231.313.918.8 
1975697,518 147,029 115,678  115,678 31,313  7,400 165.8210.814.217.4 
1976675,526 136,892 111,118  111,118 25,669  6,616 164.5202.614.116.8 
1977655,439 140,338 111,935  111,935 28,246  6,268 170.8214.114.617.6 
1978686,897 149,100 121,484  121,484 27,425  5,875 176.9217.115.017.8 
1979734,544 157,530 130,755  130,755 26,689  5,846 178.0214.515.117.7 
1980753,267 168,808 139,548  139,548 29,232  5,502 185.3224.115.618.3 
1981730,712 171,487 139,999  139,999 31,460  4,883 191.6234.716.119.0 
1982718,999 171,470 139,354  139,354 32,084  4,512 193.8238.516.219.3 
1983721,238 170,620 138,081  138,081 32,526  4,214 191.4236.616.119.1 
1984729,401 179,148 147,840  147,840 31,294  4,183 202.7245.616.919.7 
1985750,520 181,062 152,640  152,640 28,407  4,189 203.4241.216.919.4 
1986754,805 181,914 159,705  159,705 22,192  4,059 211.6241.017.519.4 
1987775,405 183,736 168,128  168,128 15,597  3,932 216.8237.017.819.2 
1988787,303 193,926 181,075  181,075 12,834  3,876 230.0246.318.719.8 
1989777,036 194,183 183,258  183,258 10,907  3,688 235.8249.919.120.0 
1990798,364 197,131 186,737  186,737 10,373  3,720 233.9246.919.019.8 
1991792,269 190,590 180,909  180,909 9,659  3,746 228.3240.618.619.4 
1992780,799 182,887 173,659  173,659 9,201  3,424 222.4234.218.219.0 
1993761,526 179,790 170,975  170,975 8,798  4,392 224.5236.118.319.1 
1994750,480 178,268 169,964  169,964 8,296  4,347 226.5237.518.519.2 
1995731,882 174,781 167,297  167,297 7,484  4,141 228.6238.818.619.3 
1996733,163 189,473 181,775  181,775 7,677  4,073 247.9258.419.920.5 
1997725,620 191,855 184,126  184,126 7,707  3,889 253.7264.420.220.9 
1998716,888 199,887 192,287  192,287 7,573  3,890 268.2278.821.121.8 
1999699,976 195,418 195,394  195,394 7,776  3,723 279.1279.221.821.8 
2000679,029 197,372 197,366  197,366 7,960  3,594 290.7290.722.522.5 
2001669,123 198,402 197,913  197,913 7,996  3,572 295.8296.522.822.9 
2002668,777 197,255 189,500  189,500 7,725  3,772 283.4294.922.122.8 
2003689,867 202,968 195,535  195,535 7,394  3,989 283.4294.222.122.7 
2004715,996 206,960 199,771  199,771 7,127  3,962 279.0289.121.822.4 
2005722,549 207,018 200,495  200,495 6,463  3,864 277.5286.521.722.3 
2006748,563 214,340 208,502  208,502 5,779  3,987 278.5286.321.822.3 
2007772,245 219,376 213,928  213,928 5,379  4,027 277.0284.121.722.1 
2008794,383 216,062 210,615  210,615 5,392  4,057 265.1272.021.021.4 
2009790,204 208,854 203,553  203,553 5,244  4,124 257.6264.320.520.9 
2010807,271 209,048 203,818  203,818 5,180  4,109 252.5259.020.220.6 
2011807,776 208,636 203,691  203,691 4,911   252.2258.320.120.5 
2012812,970 203,419 198,646  198,646 4,733   244.3250.219.620.0 
2013782,089 202,577 198,064  198,064 4,513   253.2259.020.220.6 
2014             
yearlive birthsabortions, reportedabortions, residents, in country onlyabortions, residents, obtained abroadabortions, residents, totalabortions, occurrences by non-residentsabortions, illegalfetal deathsabortion ratioabortion %abortion
rate,
residents
residents, in/out of countryall in countryresidents, in/out of countryall in country

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