Scotland: abortion rate in 2018, by deprivation quintile

This statistic displays the rate of abortion per 1,000 women in Scotland in 2017, by deprivation quintile. In 2018, 17.8 abortions per 1,000 women carried out in Scotland were preformed on women in the most deprived quintile. This deprivation quintile accounted for the highest rate of abortions preformed in Scotland in 2017. 8.2 per 1,000 women of the abortions carried out in Scotland were preformed on women in the least deprived quintile, the lowest rate of abortion among the deprivation quintiles.

Rate of abortion in Scotland in 2018, by deprivation quintile

Abortion rate per thousand women
Quintile one (most deprived)17.8
Quintile two15
Quintile three11.7
Quintile four10.5
Quintile five (least deprived)8.9
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Source

Release date

May 2019

Region

United Kingdom (Scotland)

Survey time period

2018

Age group

All ages

Supplementary notes

Provisional data
* Rates per 1000 women aged 15-44

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