National statistics

Abortion statistics for England and Wales: 2015

Statistics and summary of information on abortions carried out in 2015.

Applies to England and Wales



  • 16 November 2016: updated to correct error in the confidence intervals in tables 10b and 10d
  • 15 June 2016: updated to correct an error in table 12e

This report sets out and comments on abortion statistics in England and Wales for 2015. A summary of the key findings is available on page 5 of the report. The report should be read alongside the complete data set on abortion statistics.

The statistics are obtained from the abortion notification forms, which were returned to the chief medical officers of England and Wales.

Published 17 May 2016
Last updated 1 June 2016 + show all updates
  1. Table 13, Legal abortions in countries of Great Britain, has been updated with data from Scotland which were published on 31 May 2016

  2. First published.