Abortion statistics and other data--Johnston`s Archive

Historical abortion statistics, United Kingdom

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 13 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      
1948905182     223      
1949855298     223      
1950818421     244      
1951796645     244      
1952792917     244      
1953804269     244      
1954794769     244      
1955789315     164      
1956825137     164      
1957851466     164      
19588704971570(1570) 1570 164 1.81.80.180.18 
19598785611880(1880) 1880 164 2.12.10.210.21 
19609182862040(2040) 2040 30188002.22.20.220.22 
196194436514300(14300) 14300 23 15.115.11.51.5 
196297563516800(16800) 16800 29 17.217.21.71.7 
196399016016600(16600) 16600 21 16.816.81.61.6 
1964101467218300(18300) 18300 24 18.018.01.81.8 
196599727519500(19500) 19500 211630019.619.61.91.9 
196697958721400(21400) 21400 30 21.821.82.12.1 
196796180027200(27200) 27200   28.328.32.82.8 
19689472312519523991 23991118722 25.326.62.52.6 
19699202565837553643 536434707257 58.363.45.56.0 
19709039079190081600 81600102942121200090.3101.78.39.2 
1971901648133110102047 102047310358011516113.2147.610.212.9 
1972833984167493117758 117758497126210286141.2200.812.416.7 
1973779545174691120160 12016054510369198154.1224.113.418.3 
1974737138170508119123 11912351378 8399161.6231.313.918.8 
1975697518147029115678 11567831313 7400165.8210.814.217.4 
1976675526136892111118 11111825669 6616164.5202.614.116.8 
1977655439140338111935 11193528246 6268170.8214.114.617.6 
1978686897149100121484 12148427425 5875176.9217.115.017.8 
1979734544157530130755 13075526689 5846178.0214.515.117.7 
1980753267168808139548 13954829232 5502185.3224.115.618.3 
1981730712171487139999 13999931460 4883191.6234.716.119.0 
1982718999171470139354 13935432084 4512193.8238.516.219.3 
1983721238170620138081 13808132526 4214191.4236.616.119.1 
1984729401179148147840 14784031294 4183202.7245.616.919.7 
1985750520181062152640 15264028407 4189203.4241.216.919.4 
1986754805181914159705 15970522192 4059211.6241.017.519.4 
1987775405183736168128 16812815597 3932216.8237.017.819.2 
1988787303193926181075 18107512834 3876230.0246.318.719.8 
1989777036194183183258 18325810907 3688235.8249.919.120.0 
1990798364197131186737 18673710373 3720233.9246.919.019.8 
1991792269190590180909 1809099659 3746228.3240.618.619.4 
1992780799182887173659 1736599201 3424222.4234.218.219.0 
1993761526179790170975 1709758798 4392224.5236.118.319.1 
1994750480178268169964 1699648296 4347226.5237.518.519.2 
1995731882174781167297 1672977484 4141228.6238.818.619.3 
1996733163189473181775 1817757677 4073247.9258.419.920.5 
1997725620191855184126 1841267707 3889253.7264.420.220.9 
1998716888199887192287 1922877573 3890268.2278.821.121.8 
1999699976195418195394 1953947776 3723279.1279.221.821.8 
2000679029197372197366 1973667960 3594290.7290.722.522.5 
2001669123198402197913 1979137996 3572295.8296.522.822.9 
2002668777197255189500 1895007725 3772283.4294.922.122.8 
2003689867202968195535 1955357394 3989283.4294.222.122.7 
2004715996206960199771 1997717127 3962279.0289.121.822.4 
2005722549207018200495 2004956463 3864277.5286.521.722.3 
2006748563214340208502 2085025779 3987278.5286.321.822.3 
2007772245219376213928 2139285379 4027277.0284.121.722.1 
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             
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

Notes:

Sources:


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