Scotland: abortions and live births by council area, 1991-2016

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 28 October 2017

Scotland abortions by council area of residence, 1991-2016

council area19911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016council area
Aberdeen City     847 872 855 784 703 691 767 733 774 776 757 868 890 808 753 736 798 793 767 736 677 Aberdeen City
Aberdeenshire     474 480 437 435 386 436 431 478 471 434 468 523 481 516 492 455 466 449 434 431 417 Aberdeenshire
Angus     271 243 302 273 268 263 279 314 278 287 256 290 263 290 266 251 248 241 229 253 230 Angus
Argyll and Bute     135 159 143 136 113 131 140 106 98 88 99 82 82 72 106 119 77 101 96 104 84 Argyll and Bute
Clackmannanshire     92 103 99 99 100 98 103 109 115 117 117 128 113 110 132 128 122 137 117 114 136 Clackmannanshire
Dumfries and Galloway243 251 216 233 221 219 253 245 236 257 260 231 262 281 259 296 288 293 294 292 294 257 231 251 235 250 Dumfries and Galloway
Dundee City     552 588 603 556 561 507 528 628 580 584 592 656 597 586 537 540 566 505 527 548 534 Dundee City
East Aryshire     198 181 216 210 218 225 218 215 222 229 244 276 273 231 261 236 248 225 247 255 263 East Aryshire
East Dunbartonshire     203 195 202 176 160 188 170 173 175 176 213 202 195 171 191 179 183 185 158 168 171 East Dunbartonshire
East Lothian     222 224 241 216 190 234 227 241 243 216 216 259 259 235 255 259 260 301 259 276 245 East Lothian
East Renfrewshire     127 117 152 128 143 152 136 140 115 139 149 143 144 129 153 133 147 129 133 160 130 East Renfrewshire
Edinburgh City     1,705 1,744 1,776 1,805 1,746 1,761 1,589 1,689 1,659 1,673 1,686 1,692 1,743 1,617 1,439 1,562 1,579 1,486 1,454 1,501 1,468 Edinburgh City
Falkirk     304 288 315 288 299 286 282 272 289 312 305 333 353 352 355 314 315 330 346 334 365 Falkirk
Fife815 749 757 751 752 736 680 784 770 823 809 844 850 824 801 864 967 1,022 951 898 885 909 876 787 849 858 Fife
Glasgow City     1,764 1,795 1,778 1,751 1,744 1,817 1,717 1,698 1,845 1,998 2,128 2,196 2,172 2,049 1,961 1,863 1,817 1,775 1,799 1,828 1,795 Glasgow City
Highland585 572 605 548 499 444 455 459 441 413 426 387 417 410 401 435 489 439 399 447 433 406 381 399 398 398 Highland
Inverclyde     151 160 172 158 156 164 128 157 122 134 120 142 145 144 143 135 123 107 103 112 132 Inverclyde
Islands73 103 96 103 102 96 92 87 92 86 63 92 87 82 66 73 73 67 81 50 64 68 64 57 52 60 Islands
(Eilean Siar)     28 26 30 32                  (Eilean Siar)
(Orkney Islands)     30 33 23 27                  (Orkney Islands)
(Shetland Islands)     38 33 34 33                  (Shetland Islands)
Midlothian     211 210 227 237 236 234 231 230 252 264 231 248 261 253 236 262 250 286 262 242 263 Midlothian
Moray     133 124 139 124 125 139 131 141 155 144 117 166 164 144 160 148 161 150 124 139 129 Moray
North Aryshire     254 256 257 262 250 233 247 278 270 270 315 309 311 310 312 280 302 250 264 263 253 North Aryshire
North Lanarkshire     553 540 593 627 642 666 629 637 685 699 767 781 847 803 829 809 789 683 734 725 749 North Lanarkshire
Perth and Kinross     305 315 347 282 342 296 281 342 291 370 343 353 333 337 318 349 297 265 265 276 283 Perth and Kinross
Renfrewshire     350 384 350 361 333 370 372 354 349 348 362 355 375 373 389 349 309 265 297 328 343 Renfrewshire
Scottish Borders179 181 164 190 147 163 195 177 152 168 155 176 201 208 191 238 203 207 150 214 208 189 177 162 142 183 Scottish Borders
South Ayrshire     234 213 227 230 225 206 198 209 240 223 251 219 228 193 244 214 236 222 213 228 169 South Ayrshire
South Lanarkshire     500 492 526 548 558 583 572 532 614 617 633 653 717 668 720 591 663 670 616 611 672 South Lanarkshire
Stirling     172 178 187 222 209 187 181 190 190 186 205 173 221 179 189 182 181 181 186 186 202 Stirling
West Dunbartonshire     173 173 174 177 143 184 162 181 182 187 219 193 219 197 209 187 188 189 168 220 195 West Dunbartonshire
West Lothian     365 372 376 369 382 350 391 404 400 416 414 473 458 431 377 367 381 264 309 404 402 West Lothian
SCOTLAND UNKNOWN755 619 470 391 308 346 345 482 348 345 337 337 368 359 330 384 377 297 277 254 233 212 182 162 174 181 SCOTLAND UNKNOWN
SCOTLAND TOTAL11,758 11,364 11,500 11,734 11,422 12,286 12,409 12,835 12,488 12,321 12,445 12,177 12,635 12,778 12,935 13,493 14,110 14,169 13,350 13,182 12,765 12,747 12,100 11,925 12,292 12,237 SCOTLAND TOTAL


Scotland live births by council area of residence, 1991-2016

Note: birth figures for 2011-2016 are estimated based on figures for reporting years which run from 1 April to 31 March.

council area19911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016council area
Aberdeen City     2,396 2,366 2,339 2,311 2,088 2,097 2,098 2,003 2,075 2,061 2,200 2,417 2,596 2,564 2,599 (2,710)(2,860)(2,850)(2,760)(2,780)(2,760)Aberdeen City
Aberdeenshire     2,577 2,594 2,594 2,501 2,320 2,247 2,326 2,368 2,388 2,465 2,589 2,690 2,771 2,903 2,727 (2,530)(2,450)(2,490)(2,590)(2,610)(2,640)Aberdeenshire
Angus     1,219 1,236 1,180 1,085 1,049 1,103 1,014 1,089 1,071 1,095 1,110 1,152 1,194 1,165 1,096 (1,130)(1,170)(1,120)(1,110)(1,100)(1,070)Angus
Argyll and Bute     956 948 850 834 792 780 755 732 807 773 781 741 807 815 763 (720)(710)(660)(670)(670)(640)Argyll and Bute
Clackmannanshire     598 570 537 544 490 529 480 468 501 528 546 634 644 610 620 (610)(580)(580)(530)(540)(550)Clackmannanshire
Dumfries and Galloway1,673 1,632 1,698 1,706 1,615 1,612 1,568 1,514 1,402 1,369 1,283 1,343 1,307 1,431 1,407 1,471 1,507 1,430 1,507 1,445 (1,390)(1,370)(1,330)(1,260)(1,230)(1,260)Dumfries and Galloway
Dundee City     1,729 1,732 1,652 1,522 1,462 1,468 1,436 1,548 1,539 1,545 1,567 1,668 1,801 1,768 1,745 (1,730)(1,750)(1,670)(1,600)(1,650)(1,550)Dundee City
East Aryshire     1,396 1,381 1,351 1,290 1,228 1,198 1,157 1,236 1,271 1,258 1,316 1,304 1,371 1,362 1,334 (1,330)(1,350)(1,280)(1,270)(1,260)(1,290)East Aryshire
East Dunbartonshire     1,167 1,169 1,117 1,057 972 983 942 948 889 930 922 892 970 929 924 (940)(900)(910)(890)(950)(1,000)East Dunbartonshire
East Lothian     1,086 1,085 1,008 968 1,013 940 910 953 950 1,054 1,056 1,101 1,182 1,062 1,123 (810)(840)(820)(850)(990)(1,030)East Lothian
East Renfrewshire     1,010 1,039 1,013 953 931 954 916 883 941 898 858 893 868 848 872 (830)(810)(780)(840)(850)(850)East Renfrewshire
Edinburgh City     5,131 5,110 4,857 4,764 4,643 4,489 4,477 4,577 4,568 4,691 4,894 5,056 5,440 5,475 5,552 (5,880)(5,840)(5,630)(5,430)(5,080)(5,220)Edinburgh City
Falkirk     1,677 1,639 1,700 1,603 1,555 1,448 1,507 1,595 1,735 1,738 1,757 1,892 1,949 1,874 1,874 (1,770)(1,740)(1,660)(1,660)(1,660)(1,590)Falkirk
Fife4,368 4,273 4,302 4,107 3,991 3,830 3,824 3,854 3,660 3,498 3,642 3,536 3,642 3,735 3,831 3,999 4,076 4,349 4,135 4,172 (4,140)(4,100)(3,950)(3,980)(3,750)(3,710)Fife
Glasgow City     7,701 7,609 7,146 6,830 6,578 6,645 6,386 6,573 6,612 6,833 6,617 7,154 7,371 7,512 7,565 (7,540)(7,610)(7,390)(6,990)(7,160)(7,010)Glasgow City
Highland2,609 2,682 2,512 2,466 2,395 2,379 2,443 2,451 2,223 2,153 2,131 1,977 2,085 2,175 2,233 2,159 2,332 2,482 2,374 2,467 (2,370)(2,360)(2,270)(2,230)(2,230)(2,120)Highland
Inverclyde     1,016 980 910 947 863 850 787 830 898 902 846 857 860 813 791 (800)(780)(770)(740)(720)(700)Inverclyde
Islands856 873 820 865 817 766 813 733 737 606 647 615 677 624 640 755 697 749 699 698 (670)(700)(710)(650)(630)(620)Islands
(Eilean Siar)314 314 273 307 305 281 252 274 265 228 226 242 255 223 233 274 263 257 227 235 (220)(240)(240)(230)(210)(220)(Eilean Siar)
(Orkney Islands)232 237 241 245 231 215 224 194 188 152 174 164 171 171 180 213 190 214 199 197 (200)(200)(200)(180)(180)(180)(Orkney Islands)
(Shetland Islands)310 322 306 313 281 270 286 265 284 226 247 209 251 230 227 268 244 278 273 266 (250)(260)(270)(240)(240)(220)(Shetland Islands)
Midlothian     899 942 964 962 924 922 863 847 881 867 887 937 938 947 994 (790)(820)(810)(820)(990)(1,060)Midlothian
Moray     1,077 1,084 1,034 973 912 869 876 824 854 878 899 1,001 956 966 928 (890)(880)(880)(900)(880)(940)Moray
North Aryshire     1,581 1,636 1,540 1,414 1,393 1,421 1,379 1,382 1,406 1,379 1,501 1,528 1,481 1,498 1,450 (1,470)(1,400)(1,320)(1,260)(1,270)(1,250)North Aryshire
North Lanarkshire     4,086 4,090 4,078 3,869 3,832 3,676 3,664 3,771 4,005 3,834 4,001 4,045 4,182 4,067 3,929 (3,890)(3,800)(3,690)(3,640)(3,590)(3,550)North Lanarkshire
Perth and Kinross     1,387 1,436 1,364 1,372 1,335 1,334 1,245 1,292 1,285 1,347 1,331 1,391 1,443 1,425 1,466 (1,440)(1,390)(1,270)(1,310)(1,360)(1,290)Perth and Kinross
Renfrewshire     2,122 2,194 2,014 1,980 2,007 1,796 1,797 1,785 1,885 1,869 1,838 1,898 2,012 1,869 1,995 (1,900)(1,870)(1,780)(1,690)(1,700)(1,760)Renfrewshire
Scottish Borders1,234 1,165 1,116 1,127 1,155 1,133 1,132 1,038 1,054 1,068 1,066 1,021 1,048 1,052 1,047 1,111 1,170 1,138 1,159 1,161 (1,060)(1,030)(1,040)(990)(930)(970)Scottish Borders
South Ayrshire     11,557 1,150 1,165 1,036 1,050 1,056 955 984 1,030 976 1,012 1,029 1,067 1,054 1,035 (1,070)(1,020)(1,000)(990)(1,040)(990)South Ayrshire
South Lanarkshire     3,535 3,560 3,303 3,342 3,162 3,161 3,076 3,092 3,358 3,322 3,524 3,452 3,689 3,467 3,418 (3,460)(3,340)(3,190)(3,140)(3,280)(3,130)South Lanarkshire
Stirling     915 969 921 882 876 840 833 866 934 873 908 878 862 863 836 (820)(830)(820)(820)(790)(820)Stirling
West Dunbartonshire     1,198 1,157 1,116 1,051 1,008 972 939 984 999 1,000 1,044 1,105 1,104 1,082 1,044 (1,020)(1,030)(990)(940)(940)(910)West Dunbartonshire
West Lothian     1,972 2,035 1,976 1,996 1,899 1,980 1,960 2,043 2,058 2,112 2,191 2,284 2,335 2,234 2,168 (1,890)(1,830)(1,760)(1,790)(1,900)(1,950)West Lothian
SCOTLAND TOTAL66,740 65,046 63,293 61,506 60,096 59,308 59,440 57,319 55,251 53,076 52,527 51,270 52,432 53,957 54,386 55,690 57,781 60,041 59,046 58,791 58,590 58,027 56,014 56,725 55,098 54,488 SCOTLAND TOTAL

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Last modified 28 October 2017.
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