Vital Statistics Outputs Branch
Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444110
Frequency of release: Annually
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 fertility 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.