National statistics

Abortion statistics for England and Wales: 2016

Statistics and summary of information on abortions carried out in 2016.

Applies to England and Wales



This report sets out and comments on abortion statistics in England and Wales for 2016.

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

Published 13 June 2017
Last updated 13 October 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated both documents with corrected tables 10, 11 and 12a.

  2. First published.