Mapping Abortion Statistics - Ireland
Ireland has seen a wide debate on abortion and its place within Irish society. The UK Department of Health has recently published data on abortion statistics in England and Wales for 2012. This publication is quite comprehensive and offers a section on non-residents. Unlike last years publication the data now includes a detailed breakdown of where individuals are travelling from within the Republic of Ireland. This data offers a unique look at how this is an issue that affects Ireland quite broadly, along lines that reflect geographic population numbers.
It is important to note that there is a total of 889 individuals who did not state where they reside, so this data set does remain incomplete.
The first fusion map featured here breaks down, into counties, the geographic residence of Irish citizens who avail of abortion in England & Wales. The second fusion map is a geographic breakdown of the Irish population into counties.