Abortion statistics and other data--Johnston`s Archive

Historical abortion statistics, Canada

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 23 February 2017

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

Canada regional level data also available here.

yearlive birthsabortions, reportedabortions (AWR)abortions, residents, in country onlyabortions, residents, obtained abroadabortions, residents, totalabortions, occurrences by non-residentsfetal deathsabortion ratioabortion %abortion
rate,
residents
abortion
rate, occurences (AWR)
residents, in/out of countryall in countryresidents, in/out of countryall in country
1921264,879       9,089       
1922259,825       8,536       
1923247,404       8,425       
1924251,351       8,401       
1925249,365       8,176       
1926240,015       7,245       
1927241,149       7,464       
1928243,616       7,673       
1929242,226       7,720       
1930250,335       7,847       
1931247,205       7,778       
1932242,698       7,396       
1933229,791       6,988       
1934228,296       6,613       
1935228,396       6,594       
1936227,980       6,531       
1937227,869       6,433       
1938237,091       6,595       
1939237,991       6,515       
1940252,577       6,810       
1941263,993       7,091       
1942281,569       7,319       
1943292,943       6,988       
1944293,967       6,895       
1945300,587       6,884       
1946343,504       7,368       
1947372,589       7,646       
1948359,860       7,071       
1949367,092       7,285       
1950372,009       7,192       
1951381,092       7,023       
1952403,559       7,277       
1953417,884       6,991       
1954436,198       7,231       
1955442,937       6,918       
1956450,739       6,976       
1957469,093       6,837       
1958470,118       6,726       
1959479,275       6,560       
1960478,551       6,471       
1961475,700       6,019       
1962469,693       5,882       
1963465,767       5,732       
1964452,915       5,520       
1965418,595       4,847       
1966387,710       4,429       
1967370,894       4,248       
1968364,310    106 106  3,926 0.29 0.03   
1969369,647  (2,000) 382 4,378  3,694 11.8 1.17   
1970371,988 11,200 11,200 11,152 299 11,451 48 3,687 30.830.12.992.922.5 
1971362,187 30,949 30,949 37,232 6,309 43,541 26 3,396 120.285.510.737.877.8 
1972347,319 38,905 38,905 45,426 6,573 51,999 52 3,046 149.7112.013.0210.079.3 
1973343,373 43,245 43,245 48,702 5,501 54,203 44 2,866 157.9125.913.6311.199.7 
1974345,645 48,198 48,198 52,435 4,299 56,734 62 2,766 164.1139.414.1012.2410.2 
1975348,110 49,390 49,390 53,705 10,000 63,705 79 3,382 183.0141.915.4712.4310.2 
1976348,857 54,536 54,536 58,712 4,234 62,946 58 2,543 180.4156.315.2913.5210.8 
1977361,400 57,620 57,620 59,864 2,300 62,164 56 3,108 172.0159.414.6813.7510.8 
1978358,852 64,969 64,969 66,710 1,802 68,512 61 2,880 190.9181.016.0315.3311.8 
1979366,064 68,764 68,764 69,745 1,073 70,818 92 2,808 193.5187.816.2115.8112.1 
1980370,709 70,559 70,559 72,099 3,970 76,069 104 2,697 205.2190.317.0315.9912.2 
1981371,346 69,334 69,334 71,911 5,000 76,911 74 2,729 207.1186.717.1615.7311.9 
1982373,082 70,825 70,825 75,071 5,400 80,471 65 2,704 215.7189.817.7415.9512.3 
1983373,689 65,435 65,435 69,368 3,983 73,351 50 2,581 196.3175.116.4114.9011.2 
1984377,031 65,862 65,862 69,449 3,631 73,080 44 2,383 193.8174.716.2414.8711.1 
1985375,727 66,446 66,446 69,216 2,798 72,014 28 2,379 191.7176.816.0815.0311.0 
1986372,431 67,006 67,006 69,572 2,612 72,184 46 2,318 193.8179.916.2415.2510.9 
1987369,441 67,343 67,343 70,023 2,757 72,780 77 2,336 197.0182.316.4615.4210.9 
1988375,743 70,868 70,868 72,693 1,939 74,632 114 2,301 198.6188.616.5715.8711.2 
1989391,925 77,838 77,838 79,315 1,551 80,866 74 2,493 206.3198.617.1016.5712.0 
1990404,669 91,476 91,476 92,901 1,573 94,474 148 1,598 233.5226.118.9318.4413.916.28
1991402,528 93,885 93,885 95,059 1,439 96,498 265 2,314 239.7233.219.3418.9114.216.51
1992398,642 101,726 101,726 102,085 526 102,611 167 1,512 257.4255.220.4720.3315.217.86
1993388,394 104,192 104,192 104,403 461 104,864 250 1,498 270.0268.321.2621.1515.518.29
1994385,112 106,179 106,179 106,255 338 106,593 262 1,420 276.8275.721.6821.6115.718.66
1995378,011 107,870 107,870 108,248 459 108,707 81 1,369 287.6285.422.3322.2016.019.00
1996364,732 111,456 111,456 111,659 301 111,960 98 1,256 307.0305.623.4923.4116.419.68
1997348,598 111,526 111,526 111,709 293 112,002 110 1,206 321.3319.924.3224.2416.419.79
1998342,418 110,223 110,223 110,331 297 110,628 189  323.1321.924.4224.3516.219.68
1999337,249 105,631 105,631 105,666 231 105,897 196  314.0313.223.9023.8515.518.96
2000327,882 105,454 105,454 105,427 215 105,642 242  322.2321.624.3724.3415.519.02
2001333,744 113,660 113,660 106,418 175 106,593 80  319.4340.624.2125.4015.620.62
2002328,802 113,957 (114,000)105,154 152 105,306 304  320.3346.624.2625.7415.420.81
2003335,202 114,917 (115,000)103,768 149 103,917 407 1,027 310.0342.823.6625.5315.221.15
2004336,003 111,479 (112,900)100,039 165 100,204 724 972 298.2331.822.9724.9114.120.90
2005342,176 110,135 (112,100)96,815 125 96,940 439 1,012 283.3321.922.0824.3513.720.82
2006350,181 97,384 (115,400)91,377 133 91,510 67 1,078 261.3278.120.7221.76 21.41
2007367,864 115,556 115,556 (98,754)161 98,915  1,172 268.9314.121.1923.90 21.36
2008377,886 113,558 (116,100)(95,876)147 96,023  1,170 254.1300.520.2623.11 21.38
2009380,863 112,229 (114,800)(93,755)111 93,866  1,145 246.5294.719.7722.76 21.07
2010377,213 108,596 (111,100)(90,747)137 90,884  1,084 240.9287.919.4222.35 20.33
2011377,897 110,498 110,498 (92,524)124 92,648  1,115 245.2292.419.6922.62 20.16
2012382,980 83,708 (107,700)(83,675)84 83,769   218.7218.617.9517.94 19.61
2013386,044 82,869 (105,600)(35,003)74 35,077   90.9214.78.3317.67 19.19
2014388,729 81,897 (104,100)(33,931)8 33,939   87.3210.78.0317.40 18.88
2015  (102,100)          18.51
2016              
2017              
yearlive birthsabortions, reportedabortions (AWR)abortions, residents, in country onlyabortions, residents, obtained abroadabortions, residents, totalabortions, occurrences by non-residentsfetal deathsabortion ratioabortion %abortion
rate,
residents
abortion
rate, occurences (AWR)
residents, in/out of countryall in countryresidents, in/out of countryall in country

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