National Cervical Screening Program

The NCSP aims to reduce cervical cancer cases, as well as illness and death from cervical cancer in Australia, through an organised approach to cervical screening aimed at detecting and treating high-grade abnormalities before possible progression to cervical cancer.

The data presented here are reported against the NCSP indicators. For further details on the NCSP indicators see the National cervical cancer prevention data dictionary version 1: working paper.

Latest NCSP performance indicator results, by Primary Health Network and SA3
Indicator Time period Overall rate
Indicator 1: Participation

(select ‘NCSP’—top left of dynamic data screen)
2014–2015 56.4%
Indicator 2: Rescreening  
Indicator 3: Cytology  
Indicator 4: Histology  
Indicator 5: Cytology-histology correlation  
Indicator 6: Incidence of cervical cancer

(select ‘Cervical’—using the drop down list)
2006–2010(a) 6.9 cases per 100,000
Indicator 7: Mortality from cervical cancer

(select ‘Cervical’—using the drop down list)
2009–2013(a) 1.8 deaths per 100,000
  1. Latest year of complete national cancer data is reported. Five-year counts are required due to confidentiality and reliability concerns.

Source: AIHW analysis of state and territory cervical screening register data; Australian Cancer Database 2012; National Mortality Database.