Statistics at DHSC

Official statistics published by the Department of Health.

Statistical series

The Department of Health (DH) publishes annual statistics on abortion for England and Wales. DH also publishes one off and time limited statistics as needed. These statistics are used to inform debate, decision making and research both within government and by the wider community.

Abortion statistics

Published and planned statistics since April 2013

Publication date Release title
19 July 2016 Birth ratios in Great Britain: gender ratios at birth in Great Britain, 2010 to 2014
17 May 2016 Abortion Statistics, England and Wales: 2015
3 November 2015 Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) – Monthly Summary Statistics - 2015/16 Quarter 2
9 June 2015 Abortion Statistics, England and Wales: 2014
19 December 2014 Responsibility Deal: Monitoring the number of units of alcohol sold - second interim report, 2013 data
16 October 2014 Hospital Estates and Facilities Statistics, 2013 to 2014
12 June 2014 Abortion Statistics, England and Wales: 2013
15 October 2013 Hospital Estates and Facilities Statistics, 2012 to 2013
11 July 2013 Abortion Statistics, England and Wales: 2012
13 Jun 2013 Indicators on breastfeeding, quarter ending March 2013
16 Apr 2013 Patient experience overall measure: 2012 inpatient survey update

DH archived statistics (prior to 1 April 2013) can be found on the National Archives

Other sources of health statistics

A range of health and care statistics are also produced by several other organisations:

Health & Social Care Information Centre

NHS England

Public Health England

Scottish government

NHS Scotland

Welsh government

Northern Ireland

Office for National Statistics

UK Statistics Release Calendar

Corporate procedures and standards

DH National Statistics are required to comply with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics, while DH Official statistics follow the Code as best practice.

Our compliance arrangements with the Code and the Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Order 2008 have been updated in partnership with NHS England, on whose website you can find our compliance policies and statements.