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Release: Quarterly Conceptions to Women aged under 18, England and Wales, Q2 2012

Released: 28 August 2013 Next edition: 26 November 2013


Elizabeth McLaren

Vital Statistics Outputs Branch

Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444110

Categories: Population, Births and Fertility, Conception and Fertility Rates, Conceptions

Frequency of release: Quarterly

Language: English

Geographical coverage: England and Wales

Geographical breakdown: Local Authority and County

In this release

Provides the number of conceptions to women aged under 18 for England and Wales by regions and other local authority areas.

For information on data quality, legislation and procedures relating to conception statistics, please see Conceptions Metadata (143.5 Kb Pdf) and Conception Quality and Methodology Information report (131.5 Kb Pdf) .

Conception Statistics provide annual figures on conceptions to women usually resident in England and Wales.

The Vital Statistics: Population and Health Reference Tables provide provisional quarterly and annual conception statistics for England and Wales by age of woman at conception.

There is an interactive mapping tool which enables trends in conceptions to be analysed at the local level.

The Department of Health produce abortion statistics for England and Wales.

For data for other UK countries please see the latest conception statistics for Scotland. There are no comparable statistics for Northern Ireland.

We welcome feedback on the content, format and relevance of this release.

The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:

  • meet identified user needs;
  • are well explained and readily accessible;
  • are produced according to sound methods; and
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest.

Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.

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