Abortion statistics record the number and rate of induced abortions registered in New Zealand. We produce and publish these statistics on behalf of the Abortion Supervisory Committee.

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Abortion Statistics 
Annual statistics about abortions. Find out about:

  • abortion numbers and rates
  • the duration of pregnancies ending in abortion
  • the ages and ethnicities of women having abortions
  • the number of previous abortions and live births of women having abortions
  • how national abortion rates compare with those of other countries.


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Select the following categories from the Infoshare homepage for annual data about abortions:
Subject category: Health
Group: Abortion statistics

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Abortion trends in New Zealand 1980–2007 (published 2010)
Outline of national abortion trends in New Zealand since 1980, showing how different aspects have changed over time.

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Abortion statistics 
Technical information about how abortion statistics are produced.