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Teenage Pregnancy: Greater London

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many underage pregnancies were recorded in each London borough in each of the last five years, broken down by ethnic group. (127739)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 19 March 2007:

As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many underage pregnancies have been recorded in each London borough in each of the last five years, broken down by ethnic group. (127739)

Figures on underage pregnancies are estimated using the number of conceptions that resulted in a live birth, stillbirth or termination.

Information on ethnicity is not collected at birth registration and hence figures on underage pregnancies by ethnicity are not available.

Number of conceptions to girls aged under 16 in each London Borough for the years 2001-2005 (the most recent year for which figures are available), are shown in the

attached table. Figures for 2005 are provisional.

Number of conceptions to girls aged under 16 years by area of usual residence, London, 2001-20051

Area of usual residence

2001

2002

2003

2004

20051

London

1,252

1,229

1,247

1,128

1,060

Camden LB

22

25

23

14

26

Hackney LB and City of London

62

56

62

52

37

Hammersmith and Fulham LB

22

21

25

11

22

Haringey LB

59

59

46

62

39

Islington LB

37

30

33

35

34

Kensington and Chelsea LB

14

13

8

5

9

Lambeth LB

80

95

100

64

67

Lewisham LB

61

70

74

59

64

Newham LB

71

59

45

47

36

Southwark LB

68

77

83

66

57

Tower Hamlets LB

42

34

28

35

25

Wandsworth LB

48

41

39

27

26

Westminster, City of LB

20

17

17

8

12

Barking and Dagenham LB

51

43

44

42

38

Barnet LB

34

27

38

34

30

Bexley LB

34

36

27

36

32

Brent LB

52

50

54

49

53

Bromley LB

33

38

39

36

36

Croydon LB

72

68

57

63

66

Baling LB

31

32

29

32

30

Enfield LB

43

51

58

46

35

Greenwich LB

51

45

45

49

48

Harrow LB

24

21

18

25

16

Havering LB

23

18

29

25

35

Hillingdon LB

37

39

48

50

39

Hounslow LB

38

25

34

36

26

Kingston upon Thames LB

9

8

9

9

12

Merton LB

20

22

27

24

24

Redbridge LB

26

28

25

25

21

Richmond upon Thames LB

10

9

8

12

11

Sutton LB

17

23

25

20

21

Waltham Forest LB

41

49

50

30

33

1 Figures for 2005 are provisional.

Note:

To preserve confidentiality, counts for City of London have been combined with those for Hackney LB.