South Africa: abortions and live births by province, 1997-2013


compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 23 January 2015

Reported abortions by province, 1997-2013

province19971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013province
Eastern Cape2,6932,9383,1093,2654,6715,8146,8196,21010,03410,01511,52211,59610,8509,37011,54013,8703,590Eastern Cape
Free State2,5344,1074,0626,9194,8243,9494,9528,3438,8907,8348,6669,2756,6415,7605,6305,6001,400Free State
Gauteng13,50519,41719,29817,40820,32118,22729,02137,80633,72732,46423,26828,99532,81421,60021,23021,6805,450Gauteng
KwaZulu-Nata1,2595,1676,90011,5927,5339,59211,01510,60212,7069,6795,5115,6425,5405,1706,1808,1502,170KwaZulu-Nata
Limpopo5708521,7282,4934,5124,7064,2364,5878,62011,19010,8629,5228,8208,4108,5008,3102,060Limpopo
Mpumalanga1,5091,8572,5583,7283,5203,2182,2063,7571,3461,8001,8702,9702,4562,6203,1803,200790Mpumalanga
Northern Cape4355526426157389107791,4081,3051,4182,0061,2421,2661,2261,170930220Northern Cape
North West2184552,2312,3293,1203,0702,0113,1653,0007,3806,0905,9785,8866,3956,7806,8301,700North West
Western Cape3,7965,0085,7756,7218,30010,06510,51311,15715,14913,31414,45118,39013,78012,52012,01013,0703,360Western Cape
SOUTH AFRICA26,51940,35346,30355,07057,53959,55171,55287,03594,78095,09084,25093,61088,05073,07076,22081,64020,740SOUTH AFRICA

Note: reporting for abortions is incomplete; some figures for 2005-2010 and all figures for 2011-2012 are calendar year estimates based on reported fiscal year figures; figures for 2013 are estimates for January-March.


Reported live births by province, 1997-2012

province1997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012province
Eastern Cape111,804140,989137,694125,450120,522122,450133,806148,722152,533150,859143,210139,386125,053119,627119,683110,244Eastern Cape
Free State41,83243,15944,24445,30646,53347,05249,58953,28655,77456,12856,66858,22954,00854,12052,73550,950Free State
Gauteng144,427133,221144,425148,680153,946156,988158,776179,740185,978192,359193,623202,204195,231195,347194,039186,457Gauteng
KwaZulu-Nata176,362208,460216,174213,888209,135217,104204,883215,584227,961241,103232,902236,188217,127211,800205,724185,764KwaZulu-Nata
Limpopo93,217107,568107,537101,529101,18496,60699,636113,118122,922120,349121,211126,124119,310121,499125,580118,439Limpopo
Mpumalanga56,14563,41863,36464,29163,82361,91766,48874,75977,79984,37485,30788,10884,10481,55183,91079,403Mpumalanga
Northern Cape17,06415,70816,62116,93016,46816,59017,05918,81119,57923,79424,27224,96724,15424,02523,94223,819Northern Cape
North West54,69459,90762,71763,65963,18262,19766,02773,76379,16678,73680,71983,69979,43577,93377,00072,615North West
Western Cape82,99074,59681,00882,28683,47383,95385,29296,256102,364107,633108,014111,362106,759104,102102,27098,401Western Cape
unknown181,79897,46685,785109,10596,553100,16477,34540,86931,51828,11320,92016,23226,2098,48512,01146,766unknown
SOUTH AFRICA960,333944,492959,569971,124954,819965,021958,9011,014,9081,055,5941,083,4481,066,8461,086,4991,031,390998,489996,894972,858SOUTH AFRICA

Note: reporting for births is incomplete, particularly for 2012.


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Last modified 23 January 2015.
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