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Teenage Pregnancy: Greater London

Volume 464: debated on Friday 19 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many conceptions among girls under 18 years old occurred in each London constituency in 2005. (158989)

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated October 2007:

As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many conceptions among girls under 18 years old occurred in each London constituency in 2005. (158989)

Conception figures for girls aged under 18 are routinely published by local authorities and strategic health authorities. Figures cannot be provided by Parliamentary Constituency because of the risk of disclosing individual’s information, due to small differences between the Parliamentary Constituency and local authority boundaries.

The number and rate of conceptions to girls aged under 18 in each London Borough for 2005 are shown in the attached table. Figures for 2005 are provisional.

Available figures are estimates of the number of conceptions that resulted in a live birth, stillbirth or legal termination.

Conceptions to girls aged under 18: Numbers and rates by area of usual residence. London boroughs, 20051

London borough

Number

Rate2

Camden

124

40

Hackney and City of London

226

56

Hammersmith and Fulham

91

37

Haringey

246

63

Islington

156

56

Kensington and Chelsea

68

28

Lambeth

319

80

Lewisham

316

70

Newham

241

46

Southwark

275

68

Tower Hamlets

169

43

Wandsworth

155

49

Westminster City of

62

22

Barking and Dagenham

191

64

Barnet

167

29

Bexley

164

36

Brent

223

44

Bromley

203

36

Croydon

365

54

Ealing

186

36

Enfield

246

46

Greenwich

259

63

Harrow

127

30

Havering

150

33

Hillingdon

218

44

Hounslow

166

43

Kingston upon Thames

70

27

Merton

104

33

Redbridge

164

33

Richmond upon Thames

57

20

Sutton

109

31

Waltham Forest

192

48

1 Figures for 2005 are provisional.

2 Rate per 1,000 females aged 15-17.

Note:

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