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Conception Statistics, England and Wales

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Conception Statistics, England and Wales 2021

Including CD-ROM of data

Annual statistics on conceptions to residents of England and Wales, with numbers and rates by age group including women aged under 18 years.

Main points
  • In 2021, there were 824,983 conceptions for women of all ages in England and Wales, this is the first increase in the last six years.
  • Women aged 30 to 34 years had the highest number and conception rate for the fifth year in a row and the lowest percentage of conceptions leading to abortion.
  • The conception rate for women aged under 18 years in England and Wales has more than halved since 2011 when it was 30.9 conceptions per 1,000 women of the same age; in 2021 it was 13.2 per 1,000 women of the same age.
  • Of all the English regions and Wales, London has seen the biggest fall in conception rates over the last decade, decreasing by 20.9% since 2011.
  • The latest data suggest that for the first time since records began, women outside of marriage or civil partnership have a higher conception rate than those within marriage or civil partnership; this may be an effect of the differences in population estimates used.
Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Published by
Dandy Booksellers Ltd
Publication Date
18 August 2023
24 pages plus CD-ROM
A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Approx Weight
0.14 kg
HS Code

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