Abortion Rates – Ireland, England, Scotland & Wales 1969 – 2010
Comparative abortion rates between countries are best represented by quoting the abortion rate as a percentage of the live birth rate.
View comparative abortion rates between, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales 1969 – 2010 here
Note: Abortions on Scottish residents performed in England and Wales are included in the figures. It is generally about 300-400 per annum. It was 264 in 2010. Figures for N. Ireland represent residents of Northern Ireland who underwent abortions in England & Wales and exclude abortions carried out in Northern Ireland.
To view more details on Northern Ireland abortion rates, click here
To view more data and analysis of abortion rates in England and Wales including rate of repeat abortions, click here
The comparative abortion rate data is taken from the following data sources
-Population Trends Summer 2010 by ONS
-Abortion Statistics Series AB Nos. 1-28 by ONS,
-LSD Abortion Statistics Scotland 2000-2009
-Statistical Bulletin – Abortion Statistics, England & Wales, British Department of Health: 2002,-2010.,
-Registrar General’s Annual Reports on Northern Ireland
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