Historical abortion statistics, England and Wales (UK)

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 8 July 2012

Definition of table data:

yearlive birthsabortionsstillbirthsabortion ratioabortion %
occurrencesresidents onlynonresidents
1938621,204   24,729  
1939614,479   24,320  
1940590,120   22,779  
1941579,091   20,876  
1942651,503   22,383  
1943684,334   21,262  
1944751,478   21,306  
1945679,937   19,333  
1946820,719   22,915  
1947881,026   21,795  
1948775,306   18,399  
1949730,518   16,947  
1950697,097   16,084  
1951677,529   15,985  
1952673,735   15,636  
1953684,372   15,681  
1954673,651   16,200  
1955667,811   15,829  
1956700,335   16,405  
1957723,381   16,615  
1958740,71513,570  16,288  
1959748,50113,900  15,901  
1960785,00514,000  15,819  
1961811,28114,300  15,727  
1962838,73616,800  15,464  
1963854,05516,600  14,989  
1964875,97218,300  14,546  
1965862,72519,500  13,841  
1966849,82321,400  13,243  
1967832,16427,200  12,528  
1968819,27223,64122,3321,30911,848272.7
1969797,53854,81949,8294,99010,654625.9
1970784,48686,56575,96210,60310,345978.8
1971783,155126,77794,57032,2079,89912110.8
1972725,440159,884108,56551,3198,79915013.0
1973675,953167,149110,56856,5817,93616414.1
1974639,885162,940109,44553,4957,17517114.6
1975603,445139,702106,22433,4786,29517615.0
1976584,270129,673101,91227,7615,70917414.9
1977569,259133,004102,67730,3275,40518015.3
1978596,418141,558111,85129,7075,10818815.8
1979638,028149,746120,61129,1355,12518915.9
1980656,234160,903128,92731,9764,77319616.4
1981634,492162,480128,58133,8994,20720316.9
1982625,931163,045128,55334,4923,93920517.0
1983629,134162,161127,37534,7863,63120216.8
1984636,818169,993136,38833,6053,64321417.6
1985656,417171,873141,10130,7723,64521517.7
1986661,018172,286147,61924,6673,54922318.3
1987681,511174,276156,19118,0853,42322918.6
1988693,577183,798168,29815,5003,38224319.5
1989687,725183,974170,46313,5113,23624819.9
1990706,140186,912173,90013,0123,25624619.8
1991699,217179,522167,37612,1463,25423919.3
1992689,656172,069160,50111,5682,94423318.9
1993673,467168,714157,84610,8683,85523419.0
1994664,726166,876156,53910,3373,81323519.1
1995648,138163,638154,3159,3233,60023819.2
1996649,485177,495167,9169,5793,53925920.5
1997643,095179,746170,1459,6013,43926520.9
1998635,901187,402177,8719,5313,41728021.9
1999621,872183,250173,7019,5493,30527921.8
2000604,441185,375175,5429,8333,20329022.5
2001594,634186,274176,3649,9103,15929722.9
2002596,122185,385175,9329,4533,37229522.8
2003615,787190,660181,5829,0783,61229522.8
2004639,721194,498185,7138,7853,68629022.5
2005645,835194,353186,4167,9373,48328922.4
2006669,601201,173193,7377,4363,60228922.4
2007690,013205,598198,4997,0993,59828822.3
2008708,711202,158195,2966,8623,61727621.6
2009706,248195,743189,1006,643 26821.1
2010723,165196,109189,5746,535 26220.8
2011 196,082189,9316,151   
yearlive birthsabortionsstillbirthsabortion ratioabortion %
occurrencesresidents onlynonresidents

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