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Alison Hadley OBE
Teenage Pregnancy Knowledge Exchange
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Teenage pregnancy data

Annual 2016 conception data released on 27 March 2018 by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that 18.8 per 1,000 young women under-18 became pregnant, a reduction of 9.6% from 2015, with numbers dropping from 19,080 to 17,014. The rate of under-16s conceptions has fallen by 18.9% with numbers down from 3,261 to 2,646. The decline since 1998 is now 59.7%%, with a similar reduction in conceptions to under-16s.

Under 18 conception rate: England 1998 - 2016

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Under 18 conception rate: England 1998 - 2016

For more detail of your local area's annual data from 1998-2016 view the ONS data set

All top tier local authorities have seen declines since 1998, but there remains a big difference in progress and rates between areas. Reductions range from 38% to over 70% and there is an almost 6-fold variation in the rate between local authorities.

Have a look at your local area’s progress. The final column of the spreadsheet shows progress from 1998-2016 in the rate of under-18 conceptions, maternities and abortions. Download conception data - local authorities % change - XLS 277.0 KB

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