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Conception Statistics, England and Wales

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Conception Statistics, England and Wales 2020
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
  • There were 817,515 conceptions in 2020 to women aged 15 to 44 years in England and Wales, marking the sixth consecutive annual decrease.
  • Women in the 30-to-34 age group had the highest number of conceptions for the fourth year in a row, with a record high of 248,528 conceptions in 2020.
  • The under-18 conception rate fell to 13.1 conceptions per 1,000 women in 2020 from 15.8 per 1,000 women in 2019, continuing the trend of decreasing conception rates and record lows seen since 2007.
  • The percentage of conceptions leading to legal abortions remained around a quarter, at 25.3% in 2020.
  • London has seen the biggest decrease in conception rates in the last decade from 90.1 conceptions per 1,000 women in 2009 to 76.2 in 2020, a 15% decrease; the North West now has the highest conception rate.
Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Published by
Dandy Booksellers Ltd
Publication Date
18 August 2022
80 pages plus CD-ROM
A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Approx Weight
0.28 kg
HS Code

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