Conception counts and conception rates for women usually resident in England and Wales, by age and local authority. Includes percentage of conceptions that lead to abortion.

Publications

Data

  • Conception statistics, England and Wales

    Annual statistics on conceptions to residents of England and Wales; numbers and rates by age group including women aged under 18 years, inside and outside marriage or civil partnership, and area of usual residence.

Methodoleg

  • User guide to conception statistics

    Supporting information for conception statistics which present figures on conceptions which take place in England and Wales. Figures are based on information recorded during the registration of birth and notification of abortion.

  • Conception statistics QMI

    Quality and Methodology Information for conception statistics produced for England and Wales, detailing the strengths and limitations of these data, methods used and data uses and users.

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:

  • meet identified user needs
  • are well explained and readily accessible
  • are produced according to sound methods
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest

Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.