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Teenage Pregnancy: North East Region

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the rate of teenage pregnancies was in (a) the Newcastle upon Tyne city authority and (b) neighbouring local authorities in the North East region in the last five years. (149849)

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 17 July 2007:

As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what the rate of teenage pregnancies has been in (a) the Newcastle upon Tyne city authority and (b) neighbouring local authorities in the North East region in the last five years. (149849)

ONS does not routinely publish teenage conception figures for girls aged under 20 by local authority areas. Figures are however published for conceptions for girls aged under 18 at local authority level. Figures for Newcastle upon Tyne and neighbouring local authorities are shown in the attached table and these are estimates of the number of conceptions that resulted in a live birth, stillbirth or legal termination. Figures for 2005 are provisional.

Under 18 conceptions: number and rate for Newcastle upon Tyne and neighbouring local authorities in the Tyne and Wear metropolitan county, 2001-051

2001

2002

2003

2004

20051

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Tyne and Wear

1,072

52

1,128

54

1,176

56

1,088

52

1,042

50

Gateshead

152

42

158

44

175

49

159

45

161

44

Newcastle upon Tyne

267

58

283

60

268

55

283

58

254

52

North Tyneside

190

53

198

55

189

52

187

51

172

47

South Tyneside

168

54

169

52

180

55

165

52

147

48

Sunderland

295

51

320

55

364

63

294

52

308

55

1 Figures for 2005 are provisional.