Vital Statistics Outputs Branch
Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444110
Frequency of release: Quarterly
Geographical coverage: England and Wales
Geographical breakdown: Local Authority and County
Provides the number of conceptions to women aged under 18 for England and Wales by regions and other local authority areas.
For information on data quality, legislation and procedures relating to conception statistics, please see Conceptions Metadata (143.5 Kb Pdf) and Conception Quality and Methodology Information report (131.5 Kb Pdf) .
Conception Statistics provide annual figures on conceptions to women usually resident in 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 conceptions to be analysed at the local level. Conception rates for 2002-2010 in this tool need to be recalculated using revised population estimates which take account of the 2011 Census. The tool will be updated in autumn/winter 2013, rates for the latest data years will also be added.
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.
The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.
Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:
Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.