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Release: Conception Statistics, England and Wales , 2003

Released: 01 February 2005 Next edition: 01 February 2006

This release was migrated from our previous website. Please be aware that links in any documents may be broken.


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: Ward and Electoral District

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 2011 (143.5 Kb Pdf) and Conceptions Quality and Methodology Information document (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.

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