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Release: Conception Statistics, England and Wales, 2010

Released: 28 February 2012 Next edition: 26 February 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: Annually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: England and Wales

Geographical breakdown: Local Authority and County


28 February 2012

A minor error has been corrected in the percentage change between 1998 and 2010 for the under 18 conception rate in England, originally published on 28 February 2012. The conception rates are correct but the percentage change should be 24.0 and not 23.8. This figure was corrected on 28 February 2012. ONS apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Presents annual statistics on conceptions to women usually resident in England and Wales.

Provides estimated numbers of conceptions, conception rates and the percentage of conceptions leading to abortion by age of woman at conception. Also includes teenage conception statistics for women aged under 18 and under 16 by local authority area.

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

Quarterly Conceptions to Women aged under 18 provides provisional quarterly statistics on the number of conceptions to women aged under 18 by regions and other local authority areas within 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 under 18 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.

These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

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