Abortion statistics and other data--Johnston`s Archive

Historical abortion statistics, South Africa

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 23 February 2017

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

South Africa regional level data also available here.

yearlive birthsabortions, reportedabortions (AWR)abortions, residents, in country onlyabortions, residents, obtained abroadabortions, residents, totalmiscarriages and abortionsfetal deathsabortion ratioabortion %abortion
rate,
residents
abortion
rate, occurences (AWR)
residents, in/out of countryall in countryresidents, in/out of countryall in country
1971    21 21         
1972              
1973              
1974              
1975 570 570 (570) 570         
1976 625 625 (625) 625         
1977 539 539 (539) 539         
1978 541 541 (541) 541         
1979 423 423 (423) 423         
1980 347 347 (347) 347 29,979        
1981 381 381 (381)512 893 33,194        
1982 464 464 (464)563 1,027 35,759        
1983 474 474 (474)560 1,034 32,839        
1984 566 566 (566)755 1,321 29,596        
1985 712 712 (712)609 1,321 32,500       0.10
1986 780 780 (780)517 1,297 36,062       0.11
1987 811 811 (811)400 1,211 35,882       0.11
1988 1,053 1,053 (1,053)400 1,453        0.14
1989 762 762 (762)439 1,201        0.10
1990 756 756 (756)400 1,156        0.09
1991892,850 1,024 1,024 (1,024)600 1,624   1.81.10.180.11 0.13
1992987,312 1,449 1,449 (1,449)500 1,949   2.01.50.200.15 0.17
1993968,170 1,582 1,582 (1,582)377 1,959   2.01.60.200.16 0.19
1994975,993 (1,600)(1,600)(1,600)285 1,885   1.91.60.190.16 0.19
1995948,007 (1,600)(1,600)(1,600)120 1,720   1.81.70.180.17 0.18
1996974,642 (1,600)(1,600)(1,600)50 1,650   1.71.60.170.16 0.18
1997960,333 26,519 26,519 26,519 100 26,619   27.727.62.702.69 2.94
1998944,492 40,353 40,353 40,353  40,353   42.742.74.104.10 4.40
1999959,569 46,303 46,309 46,303  46,303   48.348.34.604.60 4.96
2000971,124 55,070 55,115 55,070  55,070   56.756.75.375.37 5.80
2001954,819 57,637 57,539 57,539  57,539   60.360.45.685.69 5.94
2002965,021 59,551 59,653 59,551  59,551   61.761.75.815.81 6.03
2003958,901 71,552 72,781 71,552 10 71,562  14,625 74.674.66.946.946.07.19
20041,014,908 87,035 87,155 87,035 5 87,040  15,742 85.885.87.907.90 8.42
20051,055,594 (94,780)(96,600)(94,780) 94,780  13,719 89.889.88.248.24 9.14
20061,083,448 (95,090)(95,000)(95,090) 95,090  14,375 87.887.88.078.07 8.81
20071,066,846 (84,250)(79,900)(84,250) 84,250  14,222 79.079.07.327.32 7.27
20081,086,499 (93,610)(93,400)(93,610) 93,610  14,626 86.286.27.937.93 8.35
20091,152,319 (88,050)(88,500)(88,050) 88,050  14,154 76.476.47.107.10 7.78
20101,163,629 (73,070)(73,000)(73,070) 73,070  14,986 62.862.85.915.91 6.35
20111,173,164 77,780 (76,100)(76,220) 76,220  13,852 65.066.36.106.22 6.58
20121,184,867 85,302 (81,500)(82,910) 82,910   70.072.06.546.72 7.00
20131,196,395 90,160 (88,200)(90,160) 90,160   75.475.47.017.01 7.52
20141,207,711 89,126 (89,400)(89,126) 89,126   73.873.86.876.87 7.56
2015  (93,600)          7.84
2016              
2017              
yearlive birthsabortions, reportedabortions (AWR)abortions, residents, in country onlyabortions, residents, obtained abroadabortions, residents, totalmiscarriages and abortionsfetal deathsabortion ratioabortion %abortion
rate,
residents
abortion
rate, occurences (AWR)
residents, in/out of countryall in countryresidents, in/out of countryall in country

Notes:

Sources (incomplete):


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