​FOI Ref: FOI/2022/4654

You asked

Please can you send me the following statistical information/list:

Miscarriages and stillbirths nationwide in the UK 2022 total.

We said

Thank you for your request

We are responsible for the provision of mortality statistics for England and Wales. National Records Scotland (NRS) and the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) are responsible for statistics pertaining to Scotland and Northern Ireland. Therefore, we do not hold the requested data for the whole of the UK. Should you wish to obtain this data from NRS and NISRA, they can be contacted at foi@nrscotland.gov.uk and info@nisra.gov.uk respectively.

We hold the following analysis of stillbirths in England and Wales as part of the Births in England and Wales publication. There were 2,597 stillbirths in 2021, an increase of 226 from 2020.  

We have not conducted analysis of stillbirths in 2022. This will be published as part of our Live Births release due in July 2023.  We do hold stillbirth data up to June 22 (Quarter 2), therefore we can produce this as a bespoke data request. The analysis would be subject to legal frameworks, disclosure control, resources, and agreements of costs under the ONS (Office of National Statistics) Charging policy where appropriate.

If you would like to discuss further or obtain a quote for this work, please contact the Health Analysis and Pandemic Insight (HAPI) Customer Services team on Health.Data@ons.gov.uk.


The loss of a baby between 10 and 23 weeks would be defined as a miscarriage, and unfortunately, we do not hold data relating to miscarriages. Therefore, this information is not held.

NHS Digital are responsible for these statistics and are better placed to answer your enquiry. They can be contacted on enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk or by telephone 0300 303 5678.