Historical abortion statistics, England (UK)

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 22 October 2017

Definition of table data:

yearlive birthsabortionsstillbirthsabortion ratioabortion %
occurrencesresidents onlyout of areaall to residentsoccurrencesall to residentsoccurrencesall to residents
1929599,078         
1930604,870         
1931589,751         
1932573,099         
1933540,989         
1934557,686         
1935559,569         
1936567,383         
1937573,382         
1938583,579         
1939581,950         
1940567,710         
1941539,205         
1942608,373         
1943641,064         
1944704,748         
1945638,422         
1946773,153         
1947829,863         
1948728,131         
1949686,181         
1950654,321         
1951636,259         
1952632,347         
1953642,844         
1954633,395         
1955628,935         
1956659,420         
1957681,736         
1958698,255         
1959706,239         
1960740,858         
1961766,358         
1962793,354         
1963807,017         
1964828,470         
1965816,433         
1966804,957         
1967788,458         
1968775,065         
1969754,456         
1970741,999         
1971740,099         
1972685,485         
1973638,356         
1974603,679         
1975569,473         
1976550,892         
1977537,494         
1978563,110         
1979601,854         
1980618,877         
1981598,646         
1982590,211         
1983593,640         
1984600,957         
1985619,646         
1986623,980         
1987643,695         
1988654,753         
1989649,706         
1990667,274         
1991661,138162,941160,17019160,189 246.5242.319.7719.50
1992652,133156,212153,61827153,645 239.5235.619.3219.07
1993636,889153,263150,89329150,9223,640240.6237.019.4019.16
1994629,360152,038149,74717149,7643,604241.6238.019.4619.22
1995613,661149,961147,85619147,8753,425244.4241.019.6419.42
1996614,591163,411160,61316160,6293,367265.9261.421.0020.72
1997608,575165,948162,7498162,7573,263272.7267.421.4321.10
1998602,463173,524170,0339170,0423,235288.0282.222.3622.01
1999589,761169,437166,0988166,1063,150287.3281.622.3221.98
2000573,137171,359168,01112168,0233,058299.0293.223.0222.67
2001564,018172,252168,8195168,8243,004305.4299.323.4023.04
2002565,917   168,4953,208 297.7 22.94
2003584,387   173,9673,450 297.7 22.94
2004607,396   177,6913,501 292.5 22.63
2005613,242   178,6523,308 291.3 22.56
2006635,973   185,3073,430 291.4 22.56
2007655,599   189,7343,427 289.4 22.44
2008672,809   186,2183,427 276.8 21.68
2009671,058   180,259  268.6 21.17
2010687,007   180,942  263.4 20.85
2011688,120   181,438  263.7 20.87
2012694,241   176,480  254.2 20.27
2013664,517   177,016  266.4 21.03
2014661,496   176,238  266.4 21.04
2015664,399   177,5352,952 267.2 21.09
2016663,157   177,3502,895 267.4 21.10
yearlive birthsabortionsstillbirthsabortion ratioabortion %
occurrencesresidents onlyout of areaall to residentsoccurrencesall to residentsoccurrencesall to residents

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Last modified 22 October 2017.
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